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2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 17_1_2.1
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.30.460.80.461.90.462.50.462.20.564.00.464.10.4
Age0-1746.60.846.70.848.90.849.50.848.60.753.20.852.60.7
18-4454.10.753.00.754.10.754.90.755.00.756.50.656.80.6
45-6474.50.774.40.674.10.774.80.774.10.774.50.775.30.5
65 and over90.40.690.00.791.60.591.10.691.90.591.00.690.40.5
GenderMale55.70.655.40.555.80.556.20.555.80.657.00.557.60.5
Female66.70.566.10.567.90.568.70.568.60.570.80.570.40.5
RaceWhite, single race63.00.562.30.563.70.564.30.564.00.565.50.466.00.4
Black, single race56.10.956.80.857.00.956.70.956.11.059.00.956.90.9
Asian, single race46.01.646.61.547.11.947.21.949.01.849.81.649.91.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSU61.95.157.75.948.14.152.04.665.04.464.45.6
AI/AN, single race62.63.658.34.461.33.966.33.161.43.365.63.362.53.5
Multiple races60.42.262.42.361.32.467.42.567.62.367.22.668.32.5
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.40.562.80.563.90.564.70.564.30.566.10.466.10.4
  Non-Hispanic, White66.10.665.20.566.80.567.60.567.00.668.50.569.10.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black56.10.956.70.856.80.956.60.956.31.058.90.956.91.0
Hispanic, all races50.60.950.40.851.50.951.30.950.90.852.30.852.00.8
Family incomebNegative/poor59.50.959.60.960.81.059.90.859.81.061.80.960.70.9
Near poor/low57.30.955.90.957.60.858.50.958.20.960.00.959.90.8
Middle60.60.759.70.760.70.762.10.861.20.763.20.764.00.6
High64.60.764.90.766.00.666.10.766.20.667.60.767.90.6
EducationcLess than high school60.91.059.70.960.10.861.10.860.70.862.10.862.20.7
High school graduate63.50.864.30.764.90.765.00.866.20.767.30.667.70.6
At least some college70.20.569.00.670.00.570.90.570.20.670.70.671.20.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.40.659.50.660.10.660.70.660.80.662.00.562.30.5
Not employed65.00.964.90.965.41.066.90.965.31.066.40.967.80.9
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private60.70.560.60.661.20.562.00.661.70.563.50.564.10.5
Public only66.01.064.01.165.41.065.90.966.00.969.10.966.20.9
Uninsured35.71.236.71.135.71.036.61.135.11.136.61.138.51.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only88.91.186.41.389.81.189.91.089.41.288.31.189.30.9
Medicare and private92.70.893.10.893.60.692.60.793.40.693.00.791.90.7
Medicare and other public90.61.791.11.591.31.389.91.593.31.290.81.588.81.7
Residence locationdMetropolitan61.00.560.20.561.20.562.00.561.80.563.40.463.30.4
  Large central metro55.80.855.50.757.10.857.20.756.80.859.00.759.40.6
  Large fringe metro63.20.962.90.862.80.863.60.863.00.863.90.864.20.8
  Medium metro64.60.963.30.863.60.966.11.166.40.967.40.866.40.7
  Small metro63.81.362.31.465.61.265.41.565.41.467.81.267.71.1
Nonmetropolitan62.51.164.11.065.51.065.21.064.81.067.80.768.30.8
  Micropolitan63.41.565.41.365.51.365.01.464.61.268.41.068.91.0
  Noncore60.81.461.81.765.61.765.51.565.51.466.71.167.01.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.00.463.60.464.50.465.30.564.80.566.50.466.70.4
Other46.40.945.20.946.71.045.91.046.51.048.90.947.70.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.60.559.20.460.40.460.80.560.50.562.40.462.50.4
Fair/poor82.41.181.61.482.81.183.51.182.31.383.11.283.21.0
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities89.11.286.51.384.61.388.91.089.21.086.51.287.71.2
Complex activities92.00.989.61.388.31.390.11.190.31.086.71.290.51.0
Neither basic nor complex activities64.10.563.70.564.50.564.90.564.80.565.80.466.00.4
U.S. bornYes63.60.463.30.4DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC66.40.466.70.4
No48.21.147.51.1DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC50.51.048.31.0

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using five age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

b. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_2_1.html