Table T7_1_1_2-2c

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_2.2c
Adults age 65 and over who received at least 1 prescriptiona of the 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, calendar year, by family income,b United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.615.41.814.91.314.31.310.91.1
Age65–6914.11.118.83.713.33.017.22.211.71.5
70–7413.91.313.63.215.42.815.72.911.42.3
75–7913.71.418.64.518.23.110.92.510.72.9
80 and over 12.01.212.22.413.52.012.92.08.92.2
GenderMale 10.70.912.02.713.12.011.81.98.31.3
Female  15.40.817.12.315.91.616.31.613.51.6
RaceWhite, single race13.10.715.92.214.31.614.21.410.81.1
Black, single race15.61.812.42.419.52.914.92.911.93.5
Asian, single race8.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races 13.50.715.21.914.91.514.91.311.01.1
  Non-Hispanic, White  13.20.715.72.514.21.814.71.510.91.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black  15.71.912.02.519.82.915.13.011.93.5
Hispanic, all races  11.71.716.74.815.03.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school14.41.216.12.413.72.113.32.016.93.8
High school graduate 14.21.112.42.615.72.317.22.09.11.6
At least some college12.41.017.74.715.82.812.21.910.91.4
Health insuranceMedicare only  13.71.09.41.816.41.912.51.613.72.5
Medicare and private 13.00.921.33.913.02.316.21.99.81.1
Medicare and other public  14.71.517.73.015.22.513.62.8DSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.00.713.92.014.31.514.11.510.91.2
  Large central metro  12.91.413.93.313.82.511.02.513.72.3
  Large fringe metro11.61.3DSUDSU10.62.613.12.411.71.9
  Medium metro13.91.417.94.016.03.117.13.68.41.4
  Small metro 14.21.6DSUDSU19.14.317.14.0DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.21.319.53.117.13.315.22.310.92.5
  Micropolitan16.61.6DSUDSU16.24.617.92.412.63.0
  Noncore 12.32.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish  14.00.715.61.916.01.515.41.411.11.1
Other8.71.416.44.310.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.50.711.92.011.71.513.41.49.81.1
Fair/poor19.51.320.62.921.92.418.12.517.13.2
Activity limitationsdBasic activities  18.01.122.23.217.81.920.21.913.72.3
Complex activities19.42.3DSUDSU18.93.517.63.3DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.30.811.32.013.31.711.71.69.91.2
U.S. bornYes  14.20.716.32.016.41.515.61.411.21.1
No8.51.213.33.19.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2-2c: 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_2-2c.html