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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 232a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density, by race, 2002a
Population group Total White Black AI/AN API
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   35.8 0.7 38.0 0.7 17.8 1.9 41.6 10.6 28.7 4.0
Age 65 to 74 35.6 1.0 37.9 1.1 19.8 2.6 * * 29.1 5.0
75 to 84 37.1 1.0 39.3 1.0 16.1 2.9 * * 26.7 7.0
85 and older 31.2 1.9 33.4 2.1 * * * * * *
Gender Male 10.0 0.7 10.0 0.7 7.7 2.1 * * * *
Female 55.2 1.1 59.8 1.1 24.3 2.9 * * 39.9 5.3
Incomeb Negative or poor 25.1 1.9 29.3 2.3 13.8 2.7 * * * *
Near poor/low 34.4 1.2 37.2 1.3 13.4 2.8 * * 32.5 6.6
Middle 39.0 1.1 39.9 1.2 25.9 4.4 * * 37.6 7.9
High 39.2 1.5 40.0 1.6 28.6 8.1 * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and private 23.6 1.8 30.9 2.7 14.7 2.9 * * * *
Medicare and Medicaid 36.4 1.7 38.8 1.9 20.4 5.8 * * * *
Medicare HMO 39.5 0.8 40.2 0.9 22.1 3.0 * * 52.1 7.9
Medicare fee-for-service only 18.0 2.1 19.2 2.4 * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 37.0 0.8 39.5 0.9 19.1 2.2 * * 27.8 4.1
Non-MSA 32.0 1.2 33.4 1.3 12.8 3.0 * * * *
Functional limitations No limitations 34.6 0.9 36.3 1.0 19.5 2.7 * * 25.5 4.8
IADLs only 39.1 1.7 41.8 2.0 16.2 4.8 * * * *
1-2 ADLs 38.0 1.6 41.4 1.7 13.3 3.3 * * * *
3 or more ADLs 34.1 2.3 37.8 2.6 19.7 5.2 * * * *
At least 1 IADL/ADL 37.7 1.1 40.9 1.2 15.6 2.4 * * 33.9 7.4

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; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area; IADLs: Instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: Activities of daily living; SE: Standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.

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