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Table 12_4_6-3d

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 12_4_6.3d
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, by education,b United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.718.01.414.
80 and over15.41.515.12.413.
RaceWhite, single race15.90.817.81.614.61.315.81.3
Black, single race14.71.517.62.412.42.812.03.6
Asian, single race9.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.60.718.11.614.
  Non-Hispanic, White15.90.817.81.815.01.315.81.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.71.517.52.412.52.912.03.6
Hispanic, all races14.82.317.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor17.11.818.12.513.93.8DSUDSU
Near poor/low16.11.316.
Health insuranceMedicare only14.81.317.
Medicare and private16.
Medicare and other public16.31.817.62.614.33.5DSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.90.918.11.712.71.415.01.4
  Large central metro13.01.314.
  Large fringe metro13.41.416.63.611.42.313.32.2
  Medium metro17.
  Small metro18.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.20.819.01.614.91.315.81.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.70.813.81.613.51.313.91.3
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.31.524.
Complex activities24.32.524.53.424.54.4DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.60.812.41.611.11.411.51.2
U.S. bornYes16.70.819.31.615.51.316.41.4

a Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the calendar year, as well as any refills.

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

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - 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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_6-3d: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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