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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 233a: Medicare beneficiaries 65 and older who reported every having sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, by race, 2000a

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 46.4% 0.8% 47.9% 0.8% 37.4% 1.9% 30.6% 4.0% 31.7% 8.9%
                     
Age                    
    65 to 74 48.8% 1.1% 50.2% 1.1% 42.7% 2.8% 31.8% 5.6% * *
   75 to 84 47.6% 1.0% 49.4% 1.0% 35.6% 2.9% 30.3% 5.7% * *
   85 and older 35.5% 1.2% 37.0% 1.4% 25.0% 3.4% * * * *
                     
Gender                    
   Male 49.2% 1.0% 50.3% 1.0% 44.4% 3.0% 34.2% 6.3% * *
   Female 44.3% 1.0% 46.2% 1.0% 33.3% 2.5% 27.7% 5.0% * *
                     
Income b                    
   Negative or poor 31.3% 1.5% 34.3% 1.8% 27.6% 2.6% * * * *
   Near poor/low 40.6% 1.0% 41.6% 1.1% 37.7% 2.7% 28.4% 5.3% * *
   Middle 50.1% 1.1% 50.4% 1.1% 46.4% 4.3% 48.7% 9.1% * *
   High 61.0% 1.3% 61.2% 1.3% 64.4% 7.3% * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
   Medicare and private 50.8% 0.8% 51.0% 0.9% 47.2% 3.4% 46.7% 8.2% * *
   Medicare and Medicaid 29.0% 1.3% 32.2% 1.8% 27.8% 2.9% * * * *
   Medicare HMO 48.1% 1.6% 49.1% 1.7% 42.1% 4.1% 40.0% 7.9% * *
   Medicare fee-for-service only 33.1% 2.3% 34.0% 2.6% 31.2% 4.7% * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
   MSA 48.3% 0.8% 49.9% 0.9% 39.5% 2.2% 30.1% 4.0% * *
   Non-MSA 41.5% 2.1% 43.0% 2.1% 30.5% 3.9% * * * *
                     
Functional limitations                    
   No limitations 47.6% 1.1% 49.1% 1.1% 38.5% 2.5% 34.0% 5.3% * *
   At least 1 IADL/ADL 44.7% 0.8% 46.4% 0.9% 36.2% 2.4% 26.0% 5.3% * *
                     

a Full year community residents (age 65 or older)

b 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: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; 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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