2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 9_2_1.2c
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement,a by income,b 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 71.10.952.62.364.
85 and over61.41.946.83.957.52.870.22.382.13.7
Multiple races/other�55.04.950.49.649.66.760.78.0DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White75.
Non-Hispanic, Black46.72.532.74.444.43.459.35.780.87.1
Non-Hispanic, other59.
Hispanics, all races62.92.554.54.460.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid52.61.951.22.952.42.570.88.4DSUDSU
Medicare HMO73.61.358.25.367.
Medicare and private77.
Medicare fee-for-service only55.82.725.95.454.13.661.84.775.55.7
Residence locationMSA72.90.855.52.665.51.377.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.
Functional limitationsNo limitation73.
IADL only73.01.858.
1-2 ADLs68.41.549.03.863.
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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; 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_2c: 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_2c.html