Table T7_1_1_2-2a

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_2.2a
Adults age 65 and over who received at least 1 prescriptiona of the 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, calendar year, by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.613.10.715.
80 and over
GenderMale 10.70.910.
Female  15.40.815.20.917.22.310.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor  15.41.815.
Near poor/low  14.91.314.31.619.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle  14.31.314.21.414.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school14.
High school graduate
At least some college12.
Health insuranceMedicare only
Medicare and private 13.00.912.
Medicare and other public  14.71.513.71.918.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.00.712.80.815.
  Large central metro  12.91.412.91.713.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro11.61.311.41.314.94.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro13.91.413.41.517.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish  14.00.713.50.716.01.911.83.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.50.711.30.713.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities
Complex activities19.42.318.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.30.811.30.811.31.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes  14.20.713.70.716.61.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2-2a: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.