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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 231c
People with prescription medication, by family income,a United States, 2004
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   62.7 0.5 57.1 1.1 59.3 1.0 61.0 0.8 67.9 0.6
Age 0-17 48.6 0.7 45.1 1.4 44.9 1.5 48.0 1.4 54.6 1.3
18-44 55.0 0.7 52.4 1.5 49.9 1.4 54.1 1.2 59.2 1.0
45-64 74.1 0.7 72.0 2.2 69.6 1.7 72.2 1.2 76.6 1.0
65 and over 91.9 0.5 91.5 1.3 91.1 1.2 91.2 0.9 93.4 0.8
Gender Male 55.6 0.6 48.8 1.4 51.1 1.2 53.0 1.0 61.8 0.9
Female 69.6 0.6 63.7 1.2 66.3 1.2 68.9 1.0 74.4 0.7
Race White, single race 65.0 0.5 58.3 1.2 60.3 1.2 63.5 0.9 70.0 0.7
Black, single race 53.8 1.1 52.7 1.9 55.9 1.8 52.0 1.8 55.5 2.6
Asian, single race 47.1 2.1 50.4 7.9 49.7 4.5 40.1 3.8 50.9 2.6
NHOPI, single race 50.7 4.9 * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 59.8 3.4 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 64.2 2.4 63.5 4.0 71.2 3.5 62.0 4.6 60.8 6.2
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 65.6 0.6 62.2 1.2 64.9 1.1 63.3 0.9 68.6 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 68.9 0.6 66.9 1.5 68.5 1.3 66.9 1.0 70.9 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 54.1 1.1 52.9 1.9 56.8 1.8 52.1 1.8 55.3 2.7
Hispanic 46.0 0.9 41.4 1.5 41.4 1.5 46.3 1.5 59.2 2.0
Educationb Less than high school 62.3 0.9 62.4 1.4 60.7 1.7 61.0 1.5 68.8 2.3
High school graduate 67.4 0.8 65.0 1.9 66.6 1.6 65.8 1.2 70.8 1.3
At least some college 69.7 0.6 65.4 2.6 68.6 1.7 67.3 1.1 71.5 0.8
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 63.0 0.6 62.4 2.2 57.1 1.4 60.2 1.0 66.5 0.7
Public only 59.3 1.0 58.7 1.4 59.2 1.6 60.7 2.4 60.8 5.6
Uninsured 35.1 1.0 33.5 1.9 33.5 1.7 35.4 1.7 39.6 2.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 89.6 1.2 89.9 2.5 89.3 2.3 88.8 1.9 90.9 2.1
Medicare and private 93.4 0.6 93.4 2.3 92.0 1.5 93.2 1.1 94.2 0.9
Medicare and other public 93.3 1.2 94.5 1.7 94.2 1.8 90.4 3.8 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 59.3 0.7 52.9 1.5 54.2 1.5 57.0 1.2 65.1 0.9
Metropolitan-small 67.1 0.8 61.6 1.8 63.7 1.8 64.5 1.2 73.0 1.0
Micropolitan 66.7 1.3 60.3 2.2 66.2 2.6 66.6 1.8 70.0 1.9
Noncore-adjacent 65.8 1.8 60.9 4.9 62.1 3.4 67.8 2.5 71.2 4.5
Noncore-not adjacent 68.6 2.5 68.5 4.7 71.2 5.1 63.6 3.9 73.8 4.8
CSHCN Yes 81.2 1.3 73.5 2.8 81.9 2.2 80.6 2.5 87.2 2.1
No 41.4 0.8 38.0 1.5 37.3 1.5 40.4 1.6 47.7 1.4
Language spoken most often at home English 65.7 0.5 61.7 1.2 64.6 1.1 63.6 0.8 69.0 0.7
Other 42.6 1.1 40.2 1.7 39.7 1.7 42.2 1.9 52.2 2.7
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 92.4 0.5 90.8 1.2 92.0 1.1 92.1 1.0 94.4 1.0
Complex activities 91.9 0.7 89.7 1.3 93.5 1.3 92.2 1.2 92.3 1.7
Neither basic nor complex activities 63.3 0.6 54.6 1.4 57.8 1.2 61.2 1.0 68.7 0.7

a Negative/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.

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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources. Activity limitations include persons age 18 and over.

* 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

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