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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 267a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,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   4.4 0.3 4.2 0.3 5.9 1.3 * * * * 7.8 2.3
Age 65-74 5.0 0.5 4.6 0.5 6.4 1.8 * * * * * *
75-84 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.5 * * * * * * * *
85 and over 2.8 0.6 2.7 0.6 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 3.8 0.4 3.5 0.4 * * * * * * * *
Female 4.9 0.4 4.7 0.5 6.0 1.6 * * * * * *
Incomeb Negative/poor 6.7 1.0 6.5 1.2 8.4 2.4 * * * * * *
Near poor/low 6.8 0.7 6.7 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Middle 3.0 0.5 3.1 0.5 * * * * * * * *
High 2.0 0.4 1.8 0.4 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance Medicare and Medicaid 9.0 1.2 11.2 1.7 7.0 2.0 * * * * * *
Medicare HMO 3.5 0.7 3.1 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 3.0 0.3 2.9 0.3 * * * * * * * *
Medicare fee-for-service only 12.1 2.0 12.4 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 3.8 0.3 3.5 0.3 4.8 1.4 * * * * * *
Non-MSA 6.6 0.6 6.2 0.6 11.7 3.2 * * * * * *
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 3.6 0.3 3.5 0.3 * * * * * * * *
Fair/poor 7.9 0.9 7.3 0.9 * * * * * * * *
Functional limitations No limitation 3.1 0.3 3.0 0.3 * * * * * * * *
IADL only 5.0 0.8 5.5 0.9 * * * * * * * *
1-2 ADLs 6.9 0.9 5.7 0.8 16.1 4.6 * * * * * *
3 or more ADLs 8.7 1.5 8.9 1.6 * * * * * * * *
At least 1 ADL/IADL 6.5 0.6 6.2 0.6 8.9 2.4 * * * * * *

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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