T17_1_2_2d

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_2.2d
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year,a by education,b United States, 2008
  TotalbLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.50.560.91.063.50.870.20.5
Age18-4454.10.745.51.550.01.259.60.8
45-6474.60.772.01.672.31.276.60.8
65 and over90.70.689.41.290.11.091.91.0
GenderMale58.50.653.81.256.21.161.80.8
Female74.30.569.41.471.20.977.40.7
RaceWhite, single race68.00.661.31.164.90.972.00.6
Black, single race61.91.059.41.759.71.465.21.4
Asian, single race52.11.847.94.544.43.554.02.3
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race71.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races65.02.9DSUDSU62.24.666.24.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races68.80.566.51.165.50.871.20.6
  Non-Hispanic, White71.20.669.51.367.71.073.50.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black62.01.059.41.759.71.565.41.4
Hispanic, all races54.21.050.01.352.11.760.91.9
Family incomecNegative/poor65.01.163.71.460.71.772.32.0
Near poor/low62.91.057.21.562.31.567.71.6
Middle65.40.759.11.663.11.268.91.1
High69.30.765.32.466.01.570.90.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.50.650.31.356.21.165.20.7
Not employed65.10.962.41.764.11.668.51.5
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private65.50.661.01.662.61.167.50.7
Public only74.21.271.71.672.12.482.41.9
Uninsured39.91.137.61.537.61.645.51.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.41.088.81.889.71.789.42.1
Medicare and private92.80.893.51.491.31.393.61.0
Medicare and other public90.91.789.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan66.30.559.81.063.40.869.90.6
  Large central metro61.40.955.21.457.21.565.71.1
  Large fringe metro67.70.961.12.164.31.771.11.0
  Medium metro70.21.162.22.668.71.673.71.2
  Small metro69.71.267.23.067.41.872.71.5
Nonmetropolitan67.51.165.42.364.01.772.01.5
  Micropolitan68.71.467.72.965.02.173.01.8
  Noncore65.01.761.73.161.93.469.72.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish69.20.566.71.065.90.871.80.6
Other49.91.048.91.445.11.655.21.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.40.556.11.160.70.968.90.6
Fair/poor83.70.979.71.684.11.886.41.6
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities89.11.286.53.189.71.690.11.8
Complex activities92.00.991.61.790.91.793.81.3
Neither basic nor complex activities64.20.556.81.160.50.968.70.6
U.S. bornYes69.20.566.01.165.70.872.20.5
No54.51.050.61.550.31.859.51.4

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

b. Persons age 18 and over. 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.

c. 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.

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_2d: 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_2d.html