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

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 46.4% 0.8% 31.3% 1.5% 40.6% 1.0% 50.1% 1.1% 61.0% 1.2%
                     
Age                    
    65 to 74 48.8% 1.1% 33.2% 2.5% 43.1% 1.6% 50.7% 1.5% 61.2% 1.7%
    75 to 84 47.6% 1.0% 32.5% 2.1% 41.9% 1.3% 53.1% 1.7% 61.6% 2.2%
    85 and older 35.5% 1.2% 25.2% 2.8% 32.3% 1.8% 37.9% 2.8% 57.3% 3.4%
                     
Gender                    
    Male 49.2% 1.0% 27.0% 2.4% 42.0% 1.7% 51.6% 1.5% 63.0% 1.8%
    Female 44.3% 1.0% 33.0% 1.8% 39.9% 1.2% 48.8% 1.5% 58.8% 2.2%
                     
Race                    
    White 47.9% 0.8% 34.3% 1.8% 41.6% 1.1% 50.4% 1.1% 61.2% 1.3%
    Black 37.4% 1.9% 27.6% 2.6% 37.7% 2.7% 46.4% 4.3% 64.4% 7.2%
    Asian or Pacific Islander 30.6% 4.0% * * 28.4% 5.5% 48.7% 9.2% * *
    AI/AN 31.7% 8.5% * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-hispanic White 48.8% 0.8% 37.0% 2.0% 41.9% 1.1% 50.5% 1.1% 61.3% 1.3%
    Non-hispanic Black 38.0% 1.9% 28.2% 2.6% 38.4% 2.7% 46.9% 4.3% 65.1% 7.0%
    Hispanic 33.4% 2.9% 21.6% 3.4% 35.5% 4.2% 47.4% 5.3% 53.7% 9.6%
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Medicare and private 50.8% 0.8% 41.2% 2.8% 43.8% 1.2% 50.5% 1.2% 61.7% 1.4%
    Medicare and Medicaid 29.0% 1.3% 28.1% 1.9% 30.0% 2.6% 36.7% 10.1% * *
    Medicare HMO 48.1% 1.6% 37.6% 5.0% 42.1% 2.2% 50.8% 2.1% 61.9% 3.6%
    Medicare fee-for-service only 33.1% 2.3% 19.9% 3.0% 34.2% 2.7% 44.5% 5.1% 39.6% 7.4%
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 48.3% 0.8% 32.4% 1.9% 41.2% 1.2% 51.6% 1.3% 63.2% 1.4%
    Non-MSA 41.5% 2.1% 29.2% 2.0% 39.3% 1.7% 45.8% 2.5% 52.9% 3.2%
                     
Functional limitations                    
    No limitations 47.6% 1.1% 28.4% 2.4% 38.8% 1.4% 51.2% 1.3% 61.7% 1.6%
    At least 1 IADL/ADL 44.7% 0.8% 33.3% 1.7% 42.5% 1.2% 48.3% 1.5% 59.3% 2.1%
                     

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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