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Table 224c: Medicare beneficiaries 65 and older who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement, by income, 2000a

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 21.3% 0.6% 13.0% 1.0% 18.0% 1.0% 23.4% 1.0% 29.2% 1.1%
                     
Age                    
    65 to 74 22.0% 0.8% 14.2% 1.8% 18.4% 1.3% 22.8% 1.3% 29.3% 1.5%
    75 to 84 22.7% 0.8% 13.9% 1.6% 20.2% 1.3% 25.0% 1.2% 30.6% 2.0%
    85 and older 15.2% 1.2% 8.8% 1.8% 12.1% 1.5% 20.5% 2.1% 23.6% 3.4%
                     
Gender                    
    Male 6.1% 0.5% 3.8% 1.0% 5.0% 0.7% 5.9% 0.7% 8.5% 1.0%
    Female 32.2% 1.0% 16.8% 1.4% 25.0% 1.4% 39.2% 1.3% 53.1% 1.9%
                     
Race                    
    White 22.6% 0.7% 14.4% 1.3% 19.4% 1.1% 23.9% 1.0% 29.8% 1.2%
    Black 11.7% 1.3% 10.4% 1.8% 10.9% 1.8% 12.7% 2.8% * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander 14.9% 3.1% * * * * 25.6% 6.8% * *
    AI/AN * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-hispanic White 23.2% 0.7% 16.2% 1.5% 19.7% 1.1% 24.0% 1.0% 29.8% 1.2%
    Non-hispanic Black 11.9% 1.4% 10.3% 1.8% 11.4% 1.8% 13.1% 2.8% * *
    Hispanic 13.6% 1.8% 7.7% 2.2% 13.7% 3.0% 20.6% 4.9% 28.6% 7.8%
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Medicare and private 25.1% 0.8% 17.1% 2.3% 21.2% 1.5% 25.6% 1.1% 30.8% 1.3%
    Medicare and Medicaid 11.7% 1.1% 10.9% 1.3% 12.8% 1.8% * * * *
    Medicare HMO 19.6% 1.0% 20.8% 4.0% 17.4% 1.6% 19.2% 1.4% 25.2% 3.0%
    Medicare fee-for-service only 9.0% 1.3% 6.3% 1.6% 9.4% 2.0% 10.8% 2.4% * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 22.1% 0.7% 14.7% 1.3% 18.1% 1.2% 23.8% 1.1% 29.4% 1.3%
    Non-MSA 19.2% 1.4% 9.7% 1.4% 17.8% 1.7% 22.1% 1.9% 28.5% 2.1%
                     
Functional limitations                    
    No limitations 20.7% 0.8% 10.4% 1.4% 17.1% 1.3% 21.7% 1.1% 28.2% 1.4%
    At least 1 IADL/ADL 22.0% 0.8% 14.8% 1.5% 18.9% 1.3% 26.3% 1.4% 31.6% 2.0%
                     

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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