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Table 179b: Ethnicity- Medicare beneficiaries 65 and older with Medicare-covered home health care in the past year, by ethnicity, 2000a

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 13.5% 0.4% 13.5% 0.4% 12.8% 0.4% 19.4% 1.4% 16.5% 1.5%
                     
Age                    
    65 to 74 7.0% 0.4% 7.0% 0.4% 6.5% 0.4% 11.9% 0.7% 8.6% 1.8%
    75 to 84 15.1% 0.6% 15.1% 0.6% 14.1% 0.6% 23.6% 2.7% 18.6% 2.6%
    85 and older 29.7% 1.2% 29.7% 1.2% 28.7% 1.4% 32.9% 4.3% 37.0% 5.3%
                     
Gender                    
    Male 11.1% 0.5% 11.1% 0.5% 10.7% 0.5% 12.4% 1.9% 15.3% 1.6%
    Female 15.3% 0.5% 15.3% 0.5% 14.4% 0.5% 23.4% 4.8% 17.4% 2.2%
                     
Incomeb                    
    Negative or poor 20.5% 1.1% 20.5% 1.2% 19.5% 1.5% 25.3% 2.4% 18.9% 2.0%
    Near poor/low 15.7% 0.6% 15.7% 0.7% 15.4% 0.7% 18.4% 2.2% 19.1% 2.5%
    Middle 10.8% 0.6% 10.8% 0.6% 10.6% 0.6% 16.1% 2.8% * *
    High 9.3% 0.6% 9.3% 0.6% 9.7% 0.7% * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Medicare and private 12.7% 0.5% 12.7% 0.5% 12.5% 0.5% 15.5% 2.1% 15.5% 2.9%
    Medicare and Medicaid 29.4% 1.4% 29.4% 1.6% 31.0% 2.1% 33.8% 3.0% 26.1% 2.8%
    Medicare HMO 8.0% 0.6% 8.0% 0.6% 8.2% 0.7% 11.0% 2.5% * *
    Medicare fee-for-service only 10.6% 0.9% 10.6% 1.0% 11.4% 1.2% 10.2% 2.6% * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 13.3% 0.4% 13.3% 0.4% 12.8% 0.5% 18.2% 1.7% 15.3% 1.4%
    Non-MSA 14.1% 0.9% 14.1% 0.7% 12.9% 0.7% 23.3% 2.8% 22.6% 5.4%
                     
Functional limitations                    
    No limitations 4.1% 0.2% 4.1% 0.3% 4.0% 0.3% 6.2% 1.0% * *
    At least 1 IADL/ADL 25.5% 0.8% 25.5% 0.8% 24.5% 0.8% 32.6% 2.5% 31.5% 2.7%
                     

aFull year community residents (age 65 or older)

bNegative or poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

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

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area; IADL: Instrumental activities of daily living; ADL: Activities of daily living

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.

 

 

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