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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 240b
Disabled Medicare beneficiaries under age 65 with delayed care due to cost in the past year, by ethnicity, 2002a
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total Total 22.7 1.6 23.4 1.7 25.8 2.0 12.7 2.4 17.0 3.9
Gender Male 19.2 1.9 20.1 2.1 22.4 2.8 * * * *
Female 26.9 2.5 27.1 2.7 29.8 3.2 15.6 4.1 * *
Incomeb Negative or poor 19.9 2.1 20.9 2.3 25.3 3.1 10.4 2.9 13.5 4.0
Near poor/low 29.1 3.0 29.5 3.2 31.6 3.8 20.5 6.0 * *
Middle 22.9 4.3 23.4 4.4 24.3 5.1 * * * *
High * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and private 18.3 1.8 18.5 2.0 22.7 2.6 9.5 2.3 17.1 4.5
Medicare and Medicaid * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare HMO 20.2 2.8 21.2 3.1 23.1 3.7 * * * *
Medicare fee-for-service only 38.4 4.7 38.6 4.9 37.4 5.4 * * * *
Residence location MSA 20.9 1.8 22.0 2.0 24.7 2.4 12.1 2.8 13.9 3.7
Non-MSA 26.3 3.1 25.6 2.9 26.8 3.4 15.3 3.5 * *
Functional limitations No limitations 17.0 2.5 17.2 2.5 21.1 3.4 * * * *
At least 1 IADL/ADL 26.2 2.9 25.6 3.0 28.9 3.5 16.5 4.5 * *
1-2 ADLs 16.0 2.1 17.3 2.4 17.5 2.5 * * * *
3 or more ADLs 34.0 4.4 36.1 4.9 38.0 5.4 * * * *
At least 1 IADL/ADL 24.5 2.0 25.3 2.1 27.1 2.4 16.0 3.6 17.4 4.7

a Full year disabled community residents under age 65.

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: 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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