T17_1_2_2a

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_2.2a
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.30.463.00.556.10.946.01.6DSUDSU62.63.660.42.2
Age0-1746.60.848.91.039.61.429.33.0DSUDSU36.95.247.43.7
18-4454.10.756.00.848.01.639.02.4DSUDSU62.95.353.23.8
45-6474.50.775.90.871.41.455.12.7DSUDSUDSUDSU73.14.2
65 and over90.40.690.90.787.91.385.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.70.657.20.750.41.142.62.3DSUDSU55.83.956.53.2
Female66.70.568.80.660.91.148.91.9DSUDSU70.65.664.62.9
Family incomebNegative/poor59.50.960.51.257.71.649.94.4DSUDSU56.24.464.35.0
Near poor/low57.30.958.51.056.52.533.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSU60.74.3
Middle60.60.762.60.855.11.537.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSU61.53.9
High64.60.766.30.855.22.053.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSU59.44.4
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school60.91.061.31.159.41.747.94.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate63.50.864.90.959.71.444.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSU62.24.6
At least some college70.20.572.00.665.21.454.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSU66.24.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.40.662.00.755.71.344.52.1DSUDSU62.75.356.93.5
Not employed65.00.967.21.158.21.945.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private60.70.563.00.652.71.142.81.9DSUDSU62.76.655.32.7
Public only66.01.066.91.364.21.447.15.5DSUDSU73.75.674.04.1
Uninsured35.71.237.01.330.41.924.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only88.91.189.81.287.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private92.70.892.80.989.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public90.61.790.52.289.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan61.00.563.00.655.90.946.21.6DSUDSU58.13.860.42.3
  Large central metro55.80.857.11.155.51.344.51.7DSUDSU51.04.755.44.5
  Large fringe metro63.20.965.30.954.11.950.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSU66.63.6
  Medium metro64.60.967.11.156.92.342.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSU60.84.4
  Small metro63.81.364.51.561.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan62.51.163.01.357.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan63.41.564.11.758.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore60.81.460.71.654.64.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.00.465.80.556.80.950.51.9DSUDSU66.64.561.52.4
Other46.40.947.21.146.14.042.72.4DSUDSU49.64.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.60.561.50.653.50.944.81.7DSUDSU56.14.057.12.5
Fair/poor82.41.182.01.482.91.972.86.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities89.11.289.21.488.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.00.992.91.089.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities64.10.565.80.658.71.150.41.9DSUDSU69.04.959.53.3
U.S. bornYes63.60.465.10.557.20.950.22.5DSUDSU65.74.462.02.4
No48.21.149.81.548.33.143.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_2_2a: 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_2a.html