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Table 179c: Income- Medicare beneficiaries 65 and older with Medicare-covered home health care in the past year, by income, 2000a

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 13.5% 0.4% 20.5% 1.1% 15.7% 0.6% 10.8% 0.6% 9.3% 0.6%
                     
Age                    
    65 to 74 7.0% 0.4% 12.1% 1.3% 9.3% 0.7% 4.8% 0.6% 4.8% 0.6%
    75 to 84 15.1% 0.6% 19.7% 1.6% 16.9% 1.0% 13.2% 1.0% 13.2% 1.4%
    85 and older 29.7% 1.2% 38.8% 2.7% 27.0% 1.7% 28.0% 2.3% 28.0% 3.7%
                     
Gender                    
    Male 11.1% 0.5% 15.6% 1.6% 12.8% 0.8% 10.4% 0.8% 10.4% 0.8%
    Female 15.3% 0.5% 22.6% 1.5% 17.3% 0.8% 11.2% 0.8% 11.2% 0.9%
                     
Race                    
    White 13.1% 0.4% 19.6% 1.2% 15.7% 0.7% 10.6% 0.6% 10.6% 0.7%
    Black 19.4% 1.4% 24.8% 2.4% 18.8% 2.2% 16.3% 2.8% * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander 8.5% 1.7% * * * * * * * *
    AI/AN * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-hispanic White 12.8% 0.4% 19.5% 1.5% 15.4% 0.7% 10.6% 0.6% 10.6% 0.7%
    Non-hispanic Black 19.4% 1.4% 25.3% 2.4% 18.4% 2.3% 16.1% 2.8% * *
    Hispanic 16.5% 1.5% 18.9% 2.0% 19.1% 2.5% * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Medicare and private 12.7% 0.5% 16.2% 1.9% 15.2% 0.8% 12.1% 0.7% 1.12% 0.7%
    Medicare and Medicaid 29.4% 1.4% 27.6% 2.0% 31.7% 2.4% 43.2% 7.1% * *
    Medicare HMO 8.0% 0.6% 10.0% 2.4% 10.0% 1.1% 6.4% 0.8% 6.4% 1.2%
    Medicare fee-for-service only 10.6% 0.9% 11.5% 1.6% 11.7% 1.5% * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 13.3% 0.4% 17.9% 1.1% 16.3% 0.7% 11.1% 0.6% 11.1% 0.7%
    Non-MSA 14.1% 0.9% 25.4% 2.5% 14.4% 1.2% 10.2% 0.9% 10.2% 1.4%
                     
Functional limitations                    
    No limitations 4.1% 0.2% 4.5% 0.5% 5.4% 0.5% 3.5% 0.4% 3.5% 0.4%
    At least 1 IADL/ADL 25.5% 0.8% 31.8% 1.7% 25.9% 1.2% 22.6% 1.3% 22.6% 1.7%
                     

aFull year community residents (age 65 or older). Negative 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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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