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Issue Brief No. 64
Supplementary Table 3

Chronic Condition Status of Medicare Beneficiaries 65 and Older by Race

African American
One Chronic Condition
More Than One Chronic Condition
Heart Disease, Hypertension and/or Diabetes

Notes: Medicare beneficiaries limited to noninstitutionalized population (e.g., excludes those in nursing homes) age 65 and older. Both racial categories exclude persons of Latino ethnicity.

Individuals were classified as having a chronic condition if they have reported seeing a doctor or other health professional for at least one of the following conditions in the past two years: diabetes, arthritis, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), coronary heart disease (includes angina, arterial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, bypass surgery, angioplasty, heart disease, myocardial infarction), hypertension, cancer and/or depression.

* Black/white comparison is significantly significant at p<.05.

Source: CTS Household Survey 2000-01


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