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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 174B_a
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescription from 11 medications that should always be avoided, by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   3.0 0.4 3.2 0.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Age 65-69 4.3 0.9 4.7 1.0 * * * * * * * * * *
70-74 2.3 0.5 2.6 0.6 * * * * * * * * * *
75-79 3.1 0.6 3.4 0.7 * * * * * * * * * *
80 and over 2.1 0.5 2.2 0.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 2.5 0.4 2.8 0.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Female 3.4 0.5 3.6 0.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Family incomea Negative/poor * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 2.8 0.7 3.1 0.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Middle 3.4 0.6 3.6 0.6 * * * * * * * * * *
High 2.7 0.6 2.9 0.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 2.9 0.7 3.0 0.8 * * * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 2.9 0.6 3.0 0.6 * * * * * * * * * *
At least some college 3.3 0.7 3.6 0.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance Medicare only 2.5 0.5 2.6 0.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 3.2 0.5 3.5 0.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 3.5 0.9 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 2.8 0.5 3.0 0.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 3.3 0.7 3.6 0.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 3.8 0.8 3.9 0.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 3.0 0.4 3.2 0.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Other * * 1.7 0.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 3.8 0.6 4.2 0.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 4.8 1.0 5.4 1.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 2.3 0.4 2.5 0.4 * * * * * * * * * *

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: 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.

 

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