Table T7_1_1_1-2c

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 7_1_1_1.2c
Adults age 65 and over who received at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, calendar year, by family income,b United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.00.22.20.72.20.62.40.5DSUDSU
Age65–692.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSU3.91.0DSUDSU
70–741.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
75–793.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
80 and over 1.20.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale 1.30.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female  2.60.43.31.03.10.82.50.6DSUDSU
RaceWhite, single race1.90.3DSUDSU2.20.62.00.5DSUDSU
Black, single race2.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races 2.00.3DSUDSUDSUDSU2.50.5DSUDSU
  Non-Hispanic, White  1.80.3DSUDSUDSUDSU2.10.5DSUDSU
  Non-Hispanic, Black  2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races  DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school2.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate 2.40.5DSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.8DSUDSU
At least some college1.50.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only  2.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSU2.40.7DSUDSU
Medicare and private 1.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public  2.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan1.70.2DSUDSU1.90.51.90.5DSUDSU
  Large central metro  1.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro1.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro1.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU**
Nonmetropolitan3.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish  2.10.3DSUDSU2.40.72.50.5DSUDSU
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.80.3DSUDSUDSUDSU2.10.5DSUDSU
Fair/poor2.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities  2.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSU3.41.0DSUDSU
Complex activities4.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities1.60.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes  2.20.3DSUDSU2.40.72.60.5DSUDSU
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the calendar year, as well as any refills. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_1_1_1-2c: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/7_efficiency/T7_1_1_1-2c.html