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2011 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 15_1_1.2b
Adults age 65 and over with at least 1 prescriptiona from 11 medications that should be avoided in older adults, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
80 and over2.
Family incomebNegative/poor2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low2.
EducationcLess than high school2.
High school graduate1.
At least some college2.
Health insuranceMedicare only1.
Medicare and private2.
Medicare and other public2.
Residence locationdMetropolitan2.
  Large central metro2.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish2.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good1.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities2.
Neither basic nor complex activities2.
U.S. bornYes2.

a. Prescription medications received includes all prescribed medications initially purchased or otherwise obtained during the calendar year, as well as any refills. For more information, see Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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: 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: T15_1_1_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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