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Supplementary Table 2
Demographic Information for Working-Age Adults with Chronic Conditions by Insurance Type, 1999.

The purpose of this table is to provide selected demographic information for working-age adults with chronic conditions. African Americans and Latinos/Hispanics are much more highly represented in the uninsured and Medicaid populations than in the privately insured. African Americans are also a larger proportion of the Medicare population than they are of the privately insured.

  Uninsured Private Insurance Medicarea Medicaid
Percent with family income under 200 percent of poverty 63* 17 62* 87*
Percent female 65* 60 50* 76*
Percent African-American 16* 11 22* 25*
Percent Hispanic 22* 8 9 23*
Percent with more than one chronic condition 36* 39 72* 59*

* 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)

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).


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