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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 252c
Disabled Medicare beneficiaries under age 65 who received dental care, by income,a 2002
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 35.0 1.4 27.2 1.8 31.9 2.4 42.8 3.3 65.1 6.2
Gender Male 34.7 2.0 28.2 2.5 30.0 3.4 41.1 4.6 66.4 7.9
Female 35.4 2.0 26.2 2.8 34.5 3.5 44.8 4.4 63.3 9.0
Race White 37.6 1.7 29.0 2.2 34.3 2.8 43.7 3.4 65.6 6.6
Black 26.3 2.7 22.6 3.8 25.5 5.0 * * * *
AI/AN * * * * * * * * * *
API * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 29.2 5.2 27.1 6.4 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, White 37.4 1.7 28.2 2.3 34.9 3.1 41.5 3.7 67.1 6.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 26.0 2.7 22.4 3.8 25.7 5.0 * * * *
Non-Hispanic, other 31.1 6.6 * * * * * * * *
Hispanic, all races 37.8 4.3 33.7 4.8 27.3 6.2 * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and private 52.5 2.6 50.7 9.2 42.6 5.5 50.6 3.8 70.2 6.4
Medicare and Medicaid 27.7 1.7 27.1 1.9 30.5 3.4 * * * *
Medicare HMO 31.5 5.1 * * 25.4 6.9 * * * *
Medicare fee-for-service only 26.1 2.9 17.9 4.3 25.3 4.5 33.2 6.5 * *
Residence location MSA 37.3 1.8 30.0 2.3 33.2 3.1 43.6 4.1 68.2 6.6
Non-MSA 29.4 1.8 19.5 2.5 29.0 3.4 40.9 4.8 * *
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 43.1 2.5 35.4 3.4 33.7 3.5 55.6 5.6 84.5 5.0
Fair/poor 30.3 1.7 21.9 2.0 30.5 3.3 37.2 4.1 50.5 8.4
Functional limitations No limitations 38.5 3.1 32.5 4.0 32.7 5.3 45.8 6.4 72.5 10.7
IADL only 30.5 2.4 20.6 2.7 31.4 4.0 42.2 6.4 * *
At least 1 IADL and 1-2 ADLs 35.1 2.8 28.5 3.8 33.0 4.8 34.3 6.1 66.7 9.8
At least 1 IADL and 3-6 ADLs 36.1 3.6 27.9 4.5 29.9 5.5 49.0 7.3 * *
At least 1 ADL/IADL 33.8 1.5 25.3 1.9 31.6 2.5 41.6 3.8 62.8 7.1

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: 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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