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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table: T2.37a: Inappropriate drug use among community-dwelling elderly, United States, 2000

  Used 1 of 33 inappropriate drugs Used 1 of 11 drugs that should be avoided
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 13.5 0.7 2.4 0.4
Age        
    65-69 12.5 1.6 2.2 0.7
    70-74 15.0 1.4 3.0 0.7
    75-79 12.0 1.4 2.5 0.8
    80-84 13.8 2.1 2.6 1.0
    85 and over 15.1 2.5 1.3 0.8
Gender        
    Male 10.7 1.2 2.2 0.6
    Female 15.6 0.8 2.6 0.5
Race        
    White 13.5 0.8 2.6 0.4
    Black 15.0 1.9 1.0 0.4
    Other DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare status        
    Medicare only 12.6 1.2 2.8 0.6
    Medicare & Medicaid 12.8 0.9 2.1 0.5
    Meidcare & private 10.3 5.3 0.3 0.3
Education        
    Less than high school 16.7 1.5 2.5 0.7
    High school graduate 12.2 1.3 2.1 0.6
    Some college/more 11.6 1.2 2.9 0.7
Residence        
    MSA 13.4 0.9 2.6 0.4
    Non-MSA 13.7 1.4 1.9 0.7
Census region        
    Northwest 8.8 1.1 2.6 1.0
    Midwest 13.6 1.1 2.1 0.6
    South 16.5 1.5 2.7 0.6
    West 12.8 1.3 2.2 0.6

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

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

 

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