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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 236a: Medicare beneficiaries 65 and older with delayed care due to cost, by race, 2000a

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 4.8% 0.3% 4.5% 0.4% 6.9% 1.3% * * * *
                     
Age                    
    65 to 74 5.7% 0.5% 5.5% 0.5% 7.6% 1.9% * * * *
    75 to 84 3.7% 0.4% 3.4% 0.5% * * * * * *
    85 and older 2.7% 0.6% 2.3% 0.6% * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 4.2% 0.5% 3.8% 0.5% 7.8% 2.2% * * * *
    Female 5.2% 0.5% 5.1% 0.5% 6.4% 1.4% * * * *
                     
Incomeb                    
    Negative or poor 8.7% 1.1% 8.1% 1.2% 10.7% 3.1% * * * *
    Near poor/low 7.1% 0.8% 7.3% 0.9% 6.7% 1.9% * * * *
    Middle 3.0% 0.4% 3.0% 0.5% * * * * * *
    High 1.9% 0.4% 1.6% 0.4% * * * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Medicare and private 3.0% 0.3% 2.8% 0.3% * * * * * *
    Medicare and Medicaid 9.3% 1.1% 10.8% 1.7% 10.1% 2.7% * * * *
    Medicare HMO 4.7% 0.7% 5.0% 0.8% * * * * * *
    Medicare fee-for-service only 13.7% 1.9% 14.0% 2.4% * * * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 4.5% 0.4% 4.4% 0.4% 4.7% 1.2% * * * *
    Non-MSA 5.9% 0.8% 5.1% 0.8% 15.7% 4.3% * * * *
                     
Functional limitations                    
    No limitations 3.7% 0.4% 3.6% 0.4% * * * * * *
    At least 1 IADL/ADL 6.7% 0.6% 6.2% 0.6% 10.5% 2.3% * * * *
                     

aFull year community residents (age 65 or older)

bNegative 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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