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Table 3 Effect of Minority Status on reported receipt of preventive health care procedures, in the absence of a corresponding claim, and a claim in the absence of a self-report.

From: Disparities in preventive procedures: comparisons of self-report and Medicare claims data

Odds Ratios for Minorities Compared to Majoritiesa
  PSA Testing Influenza Vaccination Pap Smear Testing Cholesterol Testing Mammo- graphy Colorectal Cancer Testing
Self-Report in the Absence of Claim
Crude Odds Ratio 1.38 1.90 2.09 1.36 2.09 1.92
Sample Sizes 8,756 23,776 6,111 10,780 9,329 1,484
95% CI (1.20–1.59) (1.74–2.08) (1.78–2.46) (1.21–1.53) (1.82–2.39) (1.32–2.79)
Adjusted Odds Ratio 1.07 1.64 1.83 1.20 1.75 1.68
Sample Sizes 7,009 18,315 4,784 10,421 7,404 1,474
95% CI (0.88–1.30) (1.45–1.85) (1.46–2.30) (1.02–1.42) (1.40–2.18) (1.23–2.29)
Claim in the Absence of Self-report
Crude Odds Ratio 1.37 0.73 0.70 1.01 0.66 1.25
Sample Sizes 4,673 9,897 13,433 1,970 10,320 867
95% CI (1.11–1.70) (0.57–0.93) (0.52–0.95) (0.67–1.53) (0.53–0.82) (0.66–2.39)
Adjusted Odds Ratio 1.55 0.69 0.89 1.28 0.78 1.36
Sample Sizes 3,366 7,541 10,158 1,906 7,612 860
95% CI (1.17–2.06) (0.51–0.93) (0.63–1.26) (0.79–2.08) (0.59–1.03) (0.66–2.81)
  1. aOdds ratio reporting receipt of procedure in the absence of claim or vice versa, adjusted for age, education level, health status, proxy response, metro-area residence, supplementary insurance, years participating in survey, and, where appropriate, sex.