Table T9_2_1_2-2d

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_2.2d
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year,a by education,b United States, 2009
  TotalbLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.20.560.40.963.70.769.60.6
Age18–4453.60.745.81.349.11.259.00.9
45–6474.00.669.21.773.81.175.30.8
65 and over91.60.590.41.291.40.992.40.8
GenderMale57.60.653.31.255.60.960.50.9
Female74.70.568.71.172.61.077.30.7
RaceWhite, single race67.70.561.21.164.80.971.40.7
Black, single race62.10.959.01.760.61.464.91.3
Asian, single race53.51.443.73.649.73.056.11.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race66.64.859.18.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races63.23.1DSUDSU59.24.967.74.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races68.40.566.11.365.50.870.50.6
  Non-Hispanic, White70.80.669.41.667.31.172.90.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black62.10.959.31.760.61.464.81.3
Hispanic, all races54.30.949.81.352.61.460.91.6
Family incomecNegative/poor64.21.060.81.765.31.667.21.8
Near poor/low62.60.959.21.461.71.366.01.7
Middle64.50.758.91.461.41.268.31.0
High70.00.764.32.666.81.571.40.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed59.90.649.31.455.41.064.50.8
Not employed64.00.960.71.565.31.465.71.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private65.30.661.21.561.71.067.50.7
Public only73.11.069.41.974.91.777.11.8
Uninsured39.01.136.71.739.71.540.51.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.21.087.52.389.01.690.41.7
Medicare and private93.80.794.21.593.61.194.20.9
Medicare and other public91.51.591.71.893.42.5DSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan65.90.559.21.063.40.769.30.7
  Large central metro61.80.854.11.459.61.365.51.0
  Large fringe metro68.10.962.32.364.31.471.41.1
  Medium metro68.01.162.41.965.21.571.51.4
  Small metro69.21.364.12.967.62.271.81.6
Nonmetropolitan67.41.065.22.064.91.971.01.9
  Micropolitan68.01.163.63.065.22.072.82.1
  Noncore66.32.168.62.564.83.866.83.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish68.80.467.01.165.90.870.90.6
Other48.81.046.21.446.31.653.71.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.30.556.31.061.40.768.10.6
Fair/poor83.10.978.21.581.01.889.21.3
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities88.71.186.42.288.71.790.31.7
Complex activities90.81.188.42.189.71.894.41.5
Neither basic nor complex activities64.10.556.60.960.70.868.10.6
U.S. bornYes68.80.566.81.165.70.871.30.6
No53.80.947.21.451.81.559.51.2

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

b Persons age 18 and over. 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.

c 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.

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_2-2d: 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_2-2d.html