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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 264a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the past year,a by race, 2003
Population group Total White Black AI/AN API Multiple races/other
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   60.8 0.6 61.4 0.7 56.3 2.2 63.5 7.2 59.9 3.7 57.1 3.5
Age 65-74 58.2 0.9 58.1 1.0 57.6 3.0 * * 61.5 5.1 59.3 4.7
75-84 64.2 0.9 65.2 1.0 55.6 2.9 * * 59.8 7.3 53.7 5.1
85 and over 62.3 1.3 63.9 1.5 51.5 4.8 * * * * * *
Gender Male 57.3 0.9 58.0 0.9 52.7 3.3 * * 53.2 6.2 48.3 5.2
Female 63.5 0.8 64.0 0.9 58.8 2.7 68.3 9.8 63.3 4.4 63.7 3.9
Incomeb Negative/poor 52.7 1.4 54.0 1.8 48.7 3.3 * * 48.9 7.6 52.5 8.7
Near poor/low 57.6 1.0 57.6 1.1 56.8 3.2 * * 68.4 5.7 52.2 4.9
Middle 64.0 0.9 64.4 1.0 63.1 3.6 * * 52.0 8.5 57.0 7.1
High 65.5 1.3 65.3 1.4 65.9 7.1 * * 65.5 8.8 77.6 5.8
Health insurance Medicare and Medicaid 52.8 1.7 52.7 2.2 50.3 3.8 * * 59.2 5.4 52.5 6.9
Medicare HMO 62.1 1.4 62.1 1.5 62.7 5.3 * * 63.6 8.5 64.6 8.5
Medicare and private 64.0 0.7 64.1 0.7 64.6 3.4 * * 59.8 6.1 63.6 4.5
Medicare fee-for-service only 43.6 2.0 43.5 2.2 43.7 6.0 * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 61.9 0.7 62.7 0.8 58.1 2.3 62.0 8.3 58.5 3.8 56.9 4.1
Non-MSA 57.0 1.7 57.4 1.7 46.2 5.9 * * * * 57.9 5.2
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 61.0 0.7 61.7 0.8 55.2 2.7 54.5 8.5 62.2 3.8 56.6 3.7
Fair/poor 60.0 1.1 60.4 1.3 58.2 3.3 * * 49.2 9.4 59.4 6.3
Functional limitations No limitation 60.2 0.9 60.7 1.0 57.5 3.5 53.8 10.3 59.3 4.5 54.4 4.2
IADL only 66.2 1.4 67.1 1.5 60.2 4.7 * * * * 52.7 9.6
1-2 ADLs 62.2 1.1 62.8 1.2 54.5 4.1 * * 57.9 8.3 74.1 6.9
3 or more ADLs 53.6 1.8 54.1 2.1 49.6 5.5 * * * * 53.6 9.2
At least 1 ADL/IADL 61.6 0.9 62.4 1.0 55.0 2.8 75.4 7.0 60.9 5.8 60.7 5.5

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over.

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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