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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 251a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,a by race, 2002
    Total White Black AI/AN API Multiple races/other
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 5.0 0.3 4.7 0.3 5.4 1.1 * * * * * *
Age 65-74 6.1 0.5 5.9 0.5 6.1 1.6 * * * * * *
75-84 3.8 0.4 3.6 0.4 * * * * * * * *
85 and over 1.9 0.5 1.9 0.5 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 3.7 0.5 3.7 0.5 * * * * * * * *
Female 5.9 0.5 5.5 0.5 6.1 1.5 * * * * * *
Incomeb Negative/poor 7.0 1.0 6.0 1.1 8.5 2.2 * * * * * *
Near poor/low 7.0 0.7 7.1 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Middle 4.3 0.5 4.2 0.5 * * * * * * * *
High 2.0 0.5 2.0 0.5 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and private 4.2 0.4 3.9 0.4 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and Medicaid 7.4 1.1 7.6 1.3 * * * * * * * *
Medicare HMO 2.8 0.6 3.0 0.6 * * * * * * * *
Medicare fee-for-service only 12.7 1.6 14.0 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 4.3 0.3 4.1 0.4 4.8 1.1 * * * * * *
Non-MSA 7.1 0.7 6.8 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 4.4 0.3 4.3 0.3 4.6 1.2 * * * * * *
Fair/poor 7.3 0.9 6.5 0.9 * * * * * * * *
Functional limitations No limitations 4.0 0.4 4.1 0.4 * * * * * * * *
IADL only 5.2 0.8 4.4 0.8 * * * * * * * *
At least 1 IADL and 1-2 ADLs 6.9 1.0 6.4 1.0 * * * * * * * *
At least 1 IADL and 3-6 ADLs 8.4 1.5 6.9 1.4 * * * * * * * *
At least 1 ADL/IADL 6.6 0.6 5.8 0.6 8.1 2.1 * * * * * *

a Full-year community residents age 65 or older.

b Negative/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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