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Table 12_4_6-1

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_6.1
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 33 medications that are potentially inappropriate, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.715.80.717.70.716.70.718.50.819.30.7
80 and over15.11.517.11.315.
RaceWhite, single race15.70.815.80.817.30.816.80.818.70.919.70.7
Black, single race14.81.518.01.718.61.816.
Asian, single race9.42.7DSUDSU20.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.50.716.00.718.00.816.90.818.80.919.40.7
  Non-Hispanic, White15.80.815.90.817.60.817.00.919.00.919.80.8
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.71.518.11.718.91.816.
Hispanic, all races14.
Family incomebNegative/poor17.01.816.31.619.
Near poor/low15.81.316.21.319.61.418.81.518.61.322.11.6
EducationcLess than high school18.01.417.
High school graduate14.
At least some college15.
Health insuranceMedicare only14.61.316.21.316.81.416.31.416.91.317.91.3
Medicare and private16.
Medicare and other public16.21.817.21.821.
Location of residencedMetropolitan14.70.914.90.817.10.815.80.817.90.918.80.8
  Large central metro12.81.313.51.319.11.414.
  Large fringe metro13.21.414.91.614.11.513.71.617.
  Medium metro17.11.917.21.318.41.718.81.920.11.719.41.7
  Small metro17.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.30.718.00.817.10.819.40.920.00.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.60.813.50.715.80.814.40.716.60.916.80.8
Activity limitationsdBasic activities23.11.522.41.323.
Complex activities24.12.525.62.326.
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.811.60.814.40.913.00.813.90.914.10.7

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

b 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.

c 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.

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_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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