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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 174A_b
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescription from 33 medications that are inappropriate, by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   16.6 0.7 16.8 0.8 17.0 0.9 16.8 2.2 13.8 1.8
Age 65-69 16.3 1.3 17.0 1.4 17.5 1.6 14.3 3.3 9.5 2.3
70-74 16.3 1.3 16.6 1.4 16.8 1.6 19.5 3.5 11.1 2.8
75-79 18.8 1.6 18.3 1.7 18.0 1.8 * * 25.3 4.8
80 and over 15.6 1.3 15.8 1.3 16.1 1.4 * * * *
Gender Male 12.8 1.0 12.9 1.1 13.0 1.2 12.7 3.0 10.8 2.1
Female 19.6 0.9 19.9 1.0 20.1 1.1 19.5 3.0 15.9 2.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 18.3 2.2 18.3 2.4 17.4 2.8 15.5 3.6 18.9 4.7
Near poor/low 18.8 1.5 19.6 1.6 19.9 1.9 20.2 4.0 10.2 2.6
Middle 16.4 1.3 16.4 1.4 16.9 1.5 * * 16.8 3.4
High 14.5 1.2 14.7 1.3 15.1 1.4 * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 18.5 1.3 19.5 1.5 18.5 1.8 21.8 3.4 12.9 1.8
High school graduate 16.2 1.2 16.3 1.2 16.9 1.3 11.0 2.6 * *
At least some college 16.0 1.1 15.8 1.2 16.4 1.3 * * * *
Health insurance Medicare only 16.2 1.4 16.1 1.5 16.2 1.6 17.7 4.4 18.4 4.4
Medicare and private 16.8 0.9 17.0 1.0 17.5 1.1 13.7 2.4 * *
Medicare and other public 18.1 1.9 19.2 2.3 17.0 3.1 22.1 4.1 13.6 2.9
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 14.0 1.0 14.1 1.1 14.2 1.3 14.6 2.9 13.0 2.4
Metropolitan-small 18.3 1.4 18.6 1.5 18.7 1.6 17.5 3.3 13.6 2.6
Micropolitan 21.1 1.9 21.1 1.9 20.8 2.1 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 16.9 3.1 16.9 3.1 17.6 3.3 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 18.9 3.4 18.5 3.5 18.7 3.5 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 17.0 0.7 17.1 0.8 17.3 0.9 17.2 2.3 15.9 3.1
Other 13.4 2.0 14.2 3.5 * * * * 12.7 1.9
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 23.3 1.2 23.5 1.3 23.2 1.4 26.2 3.7 20.2 3.5
Complex activities 26.8 1.9 26.6 2.0 27.2 2.3 * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 12.9 0.8 13.1 0.9 13.8 1.0 9.5 2.2 9.1 1.8

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 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.

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

Key: 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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