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Table 3 Percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older, by Discordant (Claims) and Concordant Diabetes Classification Group and characteristics

From: Identifying diabetics in Medicare claims and survey data: implications for health services research

  Claims-based diabetics (Discordant) Concordant diabetics (Self-report and claims)
Age   
 65–74 34.0 (3.7; 65)* 50.8 (2.7; 230)*
 75–84 48.3 (4.3; 72) 39.5 (2.5; 148)
 85+ 17.8 (3.3; 25)* 9.7 (1.7; 28)*
Gender   
 Male 39.5 (4.2; 62) 45.1 (2.1; 184)
Ethnicity   
 Hispanic 4.4 (1.7; 9) 7.0 (1.8; 34)
Race   
 Non-White 13.8 (2.8; 31) 10.2 (1.5; 58)
HH income   
(quartiles of SR & Claims group)   
 Q1 ($15,827 or less) 30.1 (3.8; 50) 26.9 (2.7; 102)
 Q2 ($15,828-$30,576) 21.7 (4.0; 33) 24.4 (2.3; 100)
 Q3 ($30,577-$49,438) 22.0 (4.5; 37) 23.7 (1.8; 102);
 Q4 ($49,439 or more) 26.3 (3.1; 42) 25.0 (2.6; 102)
Health rating 29.9 (3.2; 52)* 21.8 (2.6; 91)*
 Excellent/VG 36.7 (3.4; 59) 35.5 (2.7; 144)
 Good 33.5 (3.8; 51) 42.8 (4.1; 171)
 Fair/Poor   
Moderate activity 45.8 (3.5; 72) 44.4 (2.5; 175)
 Hardly ever/never   
Number of diseases 14.8 (2.7; 22) 9.8 (1.8; 40)
 0 41.4 (3.4; 71) 37.5 (2.2; 163)
 1 24.5 (3.9; 42) 31.5 (1.7; 124)
 2 19.3 (3.6; 27) 21.2 (2.4; 79)
 3+   
Self-Reported Memory Rating   
 Excellent/Very good 16.7 (2.8; 26) 20.3 (2.0; 82)
 Good 43.4 (3.7; 71) 44.2 (2.2; 173)
 Fair/Poor 39.9 (3.1; 65) 35.5 (3.0; 151)
Cognitive Functioning   
(TICS Score)   
 0–8 23.1 (4.3; 39) 18.1 (1.9; 68)
 9 21.4 (3.7; 35) 27.4 (2.2; 111)
 10 55.5 (5.1; 88) 54.6 (2.6; 227)
Total number of flagged diabetics 162 406
  1. Notes: Standard errors and sample sizes are in parentheses.
  2. Column percentages may not always add to 100 due to rounding error.
  3. *Difference between self-report estimate and claims estimate is statistically significant p < 0.05.
  4. Source: 2006 Health and Retirement Study; 2006 Medicare Beneficiary Annual Summary File.