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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 172b: Persons with prescription medication, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 64.7 0.4 67.0 0.4 70.0 0.5 55.7 1.0 49.7 1.0
                     
Age                    
    0-17 52.0 0.7 53.5 0.8 57.6 1.0 41.9 2.1 45.4 1.5
    18-44 58.5 0.6 61.0 0.7 63.9 0.7 51.4 1.6 45.2 1.1
    45-64 75.4 0.6 76.6 0.6 77.7 0.7 73.2 1.8 62.3 1.9
    65 and over 89.7 0.6 90.0 0.6 90.5 0.7 87.8 1.8 84.4 2.4
                     
Gender                    
    Male 57.4 0.5 60.0 0.6 62.9 0.6 48.1 1.3 41.5 1.3
    Female 71.6 0.5 73.5 0.5 76.8 0.5 62.2 1.2 58.3 1.2
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 59.7 1.0 62.2 1.2 68.9 1.6 52.6 1.9 51.9 1.8
    Near poor/low 60.4 0.8 64.8 1.0 68.9 1.2 52.9 2.3 44.7 1.2
    Middle 64.0 0.7 66.4 0.7 69.1 0.8 56.0 1.7 48.2 1.6
    High 68.8 0.6 69.5 0.6 71.3 0.6 61.4 2.0 59.1 2.3
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 66.9 0.8 72.7 0.9 75.6 1.0 63.5 1.7 49.9 1.4
    High school graduate 68.0 0.7 69.9 0.7 72.7 0.8 58.2 1.6 49.4 1.9
    At least some college 70.9 0.6 71.8 0.7 73.6 0.7 65.8 2.0 58.6 2.1
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 64.6 0.5 65.7 0.5 68.2 0.5 55.5 1.4 54.1 1.3
    Public only 61.6 1.1 63.1 1.2 69.7 1.5 53.5 2.4 56.8 2.0
    Uninsured 40.7 1.1 45.2 1.3 48.5 1.6 38.9 2.2 31.0 1.3
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 88.8 1.0 89.4 1.0 90.4 1.1 83.5 3.9 81.2 3.9
    Medicare and private 90.5 0.8 90.6 0.8 91.1 0.8 89.0 2.4 * *
    Medicare and other public 88.9 1.7 88.7 2.0 87.1 2.7 91.1 2.9 89.5 3.0
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 62.3 0.6 65.3 0.7 69.6 0.7 54.3 1.4 47.9 1.1
    Metropolitan-small 67.0 0.7 68.2 0.7 70.1 0.7 57.8 1.6 54.6 2.4
    Micropolitan 70.3 1.1 71.4 1.0 72.9 1.1 59.5 2.7 55.2 3.4
    Noncore-adjacent 65.9 1.5 66.5 1.5 66.9 1.5 66.8 5.0 56.5 4.9
    Noncore-rural 68.0 2.6 68.3 2.5 68.8 2.5 * * * *
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 81.9 1.0 82.2 1.1 84.1 1.3 75.1 3.0 80.0 2.5
    No 45.5 0.8 46.7 0.9 51.0 1.2 34.8 2.0 40.3 1.5
                     

aNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

bLess than high school graduate 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.

cSee MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; SE: Standard error.

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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