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Table 3 Baseline Sample Characteristics

From: Drug utilization and cost in a Medicaid population: A simulation study of community vs. mail order pharmacy

Variables Patients % of Patients CDT* % CDT
Observations 258,412   680,277  
Gender     
   Female 169,219 65.50% 460,975 67.80%
   Male 89,193 34.50% 219,302 32.20%
Average Age (Yrs.) 43.1(± 22.0)   49.4(± 20.0)  
Ethnicity     
   White 200,231 77.50% 532,054 78.20%
   Black 53,922 20.90% 137,949 20.30%
   Asian 1,641 0.60% 3,859 0.60%
   Other 2,618 1.00% 6,415 0.90%
   Hispanic (of any race) 4,146 1.60% 9,683 1.40%
Program     
   Aged, Blind, and Disabled 104,348 40.40% 323,780 47.60%
   Dual-Eligible 60,591 23.40% 199,902 29.40%
   Healthy Start 64,703 25.00% 98,347 14.50%
   Other 28,770 11.10% 58,248 8.60%
  1. Note: CDT – Courses of Drug Therapy