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Table 1 Characteristics of MS Patients who Receive Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, by Race

From: Racial disparities in Medicaid home and community-based service utilization and expenditures among persons with multiple sclerosis

Baseline characteristics Total
100% (7550)
White
75% (5657)
Black
25% (1893)
p-value
Age, M (SD)a 54 (12) 55 (12) 52 (14) .000
Gender, %b
 Female 74 73 76 .005
 Male 26 27 24  
Months of eligibility, M (SD)a 9 (5) 9 (5) 9 (6) .262
Selected chronic conditions, %b
 Anxiety 33 36 24 .000
 Epilepsy 15 15 15 .966
 Heart failure 26 25 30 .000
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder 31 33 24 .000
 Depression 66 70 56 .000
 Diabetes 34 32 38 .000
 Hypertension 63 61 70 .000
 Hyperlipidemia 50 51 46 .000
 Heart disease 34 34 36 .038
 Mobility impairment 43 41 49 .000
Total # of chronic conditions, M (SD)a 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) .176
  1. Note: Abbreviation: SD standard deviation
  2. aStudent’s t-test
  3. bChi-square test