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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 235a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with no usual source of care in the past year, by race, 2002a
Population group Total White Black AI/AN API
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   4.0 0.4 3.8 0.4 4.5 1.1 * * * *
Age 65 to 74 4.8 0.5 4.6 0.5 * * * * * *
75 to 84 2.9 0.4 2.7 0.4 * * * * * *
85 and older 3.4 0.6 3.3 0.7 * * * * * *
Gender Male 4.8 0.6 4.5 0.6 * * * * * *
Female 3.4 0.4 3.3 0.4 * * * * * *
Incomeb Negative or poor 5.6 0.9 5.0 1.1 * * * * * *
Near poor/low 4.9 0.6 4.8 0.6 * * * * * *
Middle 3.4 0.5 3.2 0.5 * * * * * *
High 2.8 0.6 2.9 0.7 * * * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and private 6.2 1.1 6.2 1.3 * * * * * *
Medicare and Medicaid * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare HMO 3.7 0.4 3.6 0.4 * * * * * *
Medicare fee-for-service only 9.9 1.7 10.0 1.8 * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 3.7 0.3 3.4 0.4 4.6 1.4 * * * *
Non-MSA 5.1 1.0 5.1 1.0 * * * * * *
Functional limitations No limitations 4.3 0.4 4.1 0.4 5.7 1.7 * * * *
IADLs only 3.6 0.8 3.7 0.9 * * * * * *
1-2 ADLs 3.4 0.7 3.1 0.6 * * * * * *
3 or more ADLs 3.6 1.0 * * * * * * * *
At least 1 IADL/ADL 3.5 0.5 3.3 0.5 * * * * * *

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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