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Table 180c: Income- Medicare beneficiaries under age 65 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 11.2% 0.7% 12.5% 1.3% 11.1% 1.1% 9.8% 1.4% * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 9.7% 0.8% 11.4% 1.4% 9.6% 1.2% 6.5% 1.8% * *
    Female 13.3% 1.2% 14.0% 2.3% 13.2% 2.0% 14.3% 2.6% * *
                     
Race                    
    White 11.5% 0.8% 13.3% 1.6% 11.6% 1.3% 10.2% 1.6% * *
    Black 9.8% 1.8% 9.6% 2.6% 12.0% 3.5% * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    AI/AN * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-hispanic White 11.4% 0.8% 12.8% 1.7% 12.1% 1.4% 10.3% 1.7% * *
    Non-hispanic Black 10.2% 1.9% 9.9% 2.7% 12.2% 3.5% * * * *
    Hispanic 10.7% 2.2% 13.8% 3.4% * * * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Medicare and private 7.0% 1.1% * * * * 9.5% 2.0% * *
    Medicare and Medicaid 16.2% 1.3% 15.3% 1.7% 17.8% 2.4% * * * *
    Medicare HMO * * * * * * * * * *
    Medicare fee-for-service only 6.1% 1.2% * * 8.8% 2.3% * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 11.4% 0.8% 12.8% 1.6% 11.5% 1.3% 9.7% 1.6% * *
    Non-MSA 10.7% 1.1% 11.7% 2.0% 10.2% 1.8% * * * *
                     
Functional limitations                    
    No limitations 3.3% 0.7% * * * * * * * *
    At least 1 IADL/ADL 14.4% 0.9% 16.7% 1.8% 13.8% 1.3% 12.3% 1.8% * *
                     

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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