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Table 17_1_2-2d

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 17_1_2.2d
People who received a prescription medication in the calendar year, by education,a United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.70.561.
65 and over90.30.788.
RaceWhite, single race68.30.560.
Black, single race62.10.963.91.858.91.764.01.5
Asian, single race51.21.959.65.551.43.949.62.3
Multiple races66.83.0DSUDSU65.94.965.64.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races69.40.567.
  Non-Hispanic, White71.90.569.41.371.40.972.90.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black62.00.963.81.858.71.664.01.5
Hispanic, all races48.
Family incomebNegative/poor65.
Near poor/low63.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed60.30.647.11.458.40.964.50.8
Not employed68.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private66.60.659.91.665.
Public only72.61.468.91.874.72.675.72.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only87.11.387.
Medicare and private93.00.891.71.792.
Medicare and other public91.61.589.
Location of residencecMetropolitan65.70.559.
  Large central metro60.40.954.61.659.91.462.91.2
  Large fringe metro68.20.961.
  Medium metro69.30.964.
  Small metro69.21.563.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish69.70.567.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.70.554.
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.20.691.
Complex activities92.30.891.11.393.
Neither basic nor complex activities62.60.553.
U.S. bornYes69.80.566.

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

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 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 17_1_2-2d: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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