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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 252b
Disabled Medicare beneficiaries under age 65 who received dental care, by ethnicity, 2002
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 35.0 1.4 34.8 1.5 37.4 1.7 26.0 2.7 37.8 4.3
Gender Male 34.7 2.0 34.4 2.1 38.2 2.4 20.4 4.4 37.8 5.7
Female 35.4 2.0 35.2 2.1 36.4 2.6 31.6 4.4 37.8 7.0
Incomea Negative/poor 27.2 1.8 26.2 1.9 28.2 2.3 22.4 3.8 33.7 4.8
Near poor/low 31.9 2.4 32.4 2.6 34.9 3.1 25.7 5.0 27.3 6.2
Middle 42.8 3.3 41.0 3.5 41.5 3.7 * * * *
High 65.1 6.2 66.0 6.4 67.1 6.7 * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and private 52.5 2.6 52.7 2.7 53.5 3.2 58.1 7.5 51.5 12.3
Medicare and Medicaid 27.7 1.7 26.9 1.8 29.9 2.3 20.4 3.1 33.9 4.7
Medicare HMO 31.5 5.1 30.6 5.7 35.2 6.2 * * * *
Medicare fee-for-service only 26.1 2.9 25.7 3.0 25.9 3.2 19.8 5.5 * *
Residence location MSA 37.3 1.8 37.2 1.9 41.1 2.3 26.0 3.2 37.6 4.5
Non-MSA 29.4 1.8 29.2 1.9 29.9 2.1 26.3 4.4 * *
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 43.1 2.5 43.3 2.5 47.0 3.0 31.1 5.4 42.6 7.9
Fair/poor 30.3 1.7 29.7 1.8 31.7 2.2 22.7 3.2 35.3 4.8
Functional limitations No limitations 38.5 3.1 38.4 3.1 44.0 3.7 24.7 5.9 41.0 10.0
IADL only 30.5 2.4 29.5 2.5 30.7 3.3 24.9 4.3 36.2 9.7
At least 1 IADL and 1-2 ADLs 35.1 2.8 34.0 2.9 36.6 3.4 23.2 4.8 43.6 8.2
At least 1 IADL and 3-6 ADLs 36.1 3.6 37.5 3.8 38.4 4.4 36.0 8.5 28.4 7.4
At least 1 ADL/IADL 33.8 1.5 33.5 1.5 35.2 1.9 26.7 3.1 37.0 4.8

a 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: 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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