2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 9_2_1.2b
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement,a by ethnicity, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 71.10.971.
85 and over61.41.961.71.963.
Near poor/low64.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid52.61.952.
Medicare HMO73.61.373.91.475.31.458.14.471.43.5
Medicare and private77.
Medicare fee-for-service only55.82.756.42.959.93.443.26.9DSUDSU
Residence locationMSA72.90.873.80.977.30.849.02.864.32.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.
Functional limitationsNo limitation73.
IADL only73.01.873.71.875.
1-2 ADLs68.41.568.91.671.41.649.14.563.45.7
3 or more ADLs62.
At least 1 ADL/IADL68.

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

b. Negative/poor refers to incomes $10,000 or less; near poor/low, $10,001-$20,000; middle, $20,001-$40,000; and high, more than $40,000.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: HMO: health maintenance organization; 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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T9_2_1_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/9_musculoskeletal/T9_2_1_2b.html