Table T7_1_1_2-2b

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_2.2b
Adults age 65 and over who received at least 1 prescriptiona of the 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2009
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.613.50.713.20.715.71.911.71.7
Age65–6914.11.114.41.113.71.317.52.711.02.2
70–7413.91.314.01.414.01.616.43.512.23.6
75–7913.71.413.81.513.71.715.53.512.62.9
80 and over 12.01.212.11.311.91.412.83.411.43.3
GenderMale 10.70.910.91.010.71.112.92.47.61.7
Female  15.40.815.50.915.21.017.32.414.82.7
Family incomebNegative/poor  15.41.815.21.915.72.512.02.516.74.8
Near poor/low  14.91.314.91.514.21.819.82.915.03.5
Middle  14.31.314.91.314.71.515.13.0DSUDSU
High 10.91.111.01.110.91.111.93.5DSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school14.41.214.61.414.01.716.82.913.62.3
High school graduate 14.21.114.41.214.01.218.63.2DSUDSU
At least some college12.41.012.51.012.31.112.23.1DSUDSU
Health insuranceMedicare only  13.71.013.91.113.91.314.52.910.53.0
Medicare and private 13.00.913.10.912.81.016.02.6DSUDSU
Medicare and other public  14.71.514.41.812.72.418.23.615.82.9
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.00.713.10.812.90.915.22.011.51.8
  Large central metro  12.91.413.21.713.42.113.32.711.11.6
  Large fringe metro11.61.311.71.311.51.414.94.2DSUDSU
  Medium metro13.91.413.51.412.91.617.73.1DSUDSU
  Small metro 14.21.615.01.814.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.21.315.21.314.51.519.25.6DSUDSU
  Micropolitan16.61.616.71.616.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore 12.32.212.12.211.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish  14.00.714.00.713.50.716.11.913.12.7
Other8.71.45.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSU11.11.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.50.711.80.711.60.813.62.37.11.7
Fair/poor19.51.319.61.519.71.918.83.018.82.9
Activity limitationsdBasic activities  18.01.117.71.116.71.321.63.121.43.8
Complex activities19.42.319.32.617.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.30.811.60.811.70.911.51.97.31.5
U.S. bornYes  14.20.714.30.713.70.716.71.913.13.7
No8.51.27.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSU11.21.8

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: 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_2-2b: 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_2-2b.html