Table T9_2_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 9_2_1_2.2c
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 61.50.458.50.857.80.860.20.766.10.7
Age0–1748.40.843.11.744.81.548.41.455.41.5
18–4453.50.750.11.448.51.452.51.058.61.2
45–6473.80.674.91.770.51.670.31.276.60.8
65 and over91.20.587.51.691.01.190.70.993.00.9
GenderMale55.50.551.11.251.41.053.60.961.10.9
Female67.30.563.81.063.81.167.10.971.61.0
RaceWhite, single race63.30.560.11.059.31.061.80.868.10.8
Black, single race55.60.855.21.554.71.556.61.455.71.8
Asian, single race47.91.346.74.141.83.544.12.451.62.0
NHOPI, single race56.67.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race62.63.957.86.751.95.362.06.1DSUDSU
Multiple races59.82.462.34.359.34.055.73.866.54.0
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.60.561.51.061.11.062.40.866.80.8
  Non-Hispanic, White66.60.565.01.465.01.265.00.969.10.9
  Non-Hispanic, Black55.70.855.21.554.51.556.61.456.11.9
Hispanic, all races50.80.849.21.548.81.349.21.457.41.8
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school60.40.960.81.759.21.458.91.464.32.6
High school graduate63.70.765.31.661.71.361.41.266.81.5
At least some college69.60.667.21.866.01.768.31.071.40.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed59.80.652.51.952.71.358.20.964.40.9
Not employed63.90.962.91.362.81.761.01.869.32.2
Health insurance, ages 0–64Any private61.00.557.82.057.01.459.40.963.90.8
Public only65.50.865.71.165.11.566.32.163.85.5
Uninsured35.91.133.91.636.51.834.92.039.03.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only88.71.081.13.086.92.188.81.492.81.7
Medicare and private93.80.794.02.095.11.293.11.494.01.0
Medicare and other public90.91.591.82.994.41.987.43.5DSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan61.00.557.51.056.41.059.10.866.50.7
  Large central metro56.30.855.51.351.61.553.81.261.71.4
  Large fringe metro63.40.957.72.159.62.061.31.467.81.3
  Medium metro63.51.057.81.558.11.862.61.870.01.4
  Small metro64.01.464.22.760.82.561.22.069.02.3
Nonmetropolitan63.91.063.01.663.71.766.01.862.52.5
  Micropolitan64.31.163.32.064.22.164.52.066.12.4
  Noncore63.12.263.32.362.93.168.73.451.94.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.20.462.20.962.00.962.80.767.40.7
Other45.80.948.01.444.71.543.71.648.72.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.90.454.60.955.10.958.50.765.40.7
Fair/poor81.11.280.11.882.31.777.72.986.92.8
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities88.71.189.41.888.91.987.22.389.62.2
Complex activities90.81.190.41.889.92.091.52.491.32.6
Neither basic nor complex activities63.90.559.11.159.01.162.00.868.60.8
U.S. bornYes63.90.462.20.961.40.962.50.867.50.8
No47.61.045.51.845.52.046.72.052.72.4

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using five age groups: 0–17, 18–44, 45–64, 65–74, and 75 and over.

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 T9_2_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/nhqrdr12/9_facilitators_barriers/T9_2_1_2-2c.html