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Supplementary Table 1
|Did not obtain or postponed care in past year|
|Percent who did not obtain needed care at least once in past year||27*||8||12*||18*|
|Percent who delayed or postponed care in past year||54*||27||28||36*|
|Percent who did not obtain or delayed care because of worries about cost||48*||10*||14*||12|
|Health and physical limitations|
|Percent reporting fair/poor health||37*||17||63*||53*|
|Percent with a lot of physical limitationsb||16*||8||48*||30*|
|Health service utilization in past year|
|Percent with at least one doctor visit||74*||92||94||91|
|Number of doctor visits (mean)||4.0*||5.6||10.1*||8.8*|
|Number of emergency room visits (mean)||0.81*||0.43||1.28*||1.60*|
|Number of ER visits with hospital admission (mean)||0.67*||0.35||0.89*||1.31*|
|Number of hospital admissions excluding childbirth (mean)||0.18||0.17||0.64*||0.37*|
|Number of surgeries-inpatient and outpatient (mean)||0.15*||0.28||0.45*||0.29|
* Estimate is significantly different at p<.05 from estimate for those with private insurance.
a. Includes dual-eligibles (those with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage)
b. Health limits the ability to perform moderate activities such as moving a table or pushing a vacuum cleaner a lot.
Source: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 1998-99.
These results are linked to the analysis in Reed, Marie C. and Ha T. Tu, Triple Jeopardy: Low Income, Chronically Ill and Uninsured in America, Issue Brief No. 49, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, D.C. (February 2002).