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Table 3 Reason indicated for Accompaniment Among Medicare Beneficiaries who reported Accompaniment by Self-Reported Sensory Impairment

From: Accompaniment to healthcare visits: the impact of sensory impairment

   Self-Reported Sensory Impairment
No Sensory Impairment Hearing Impairment Vision Impairment Dual sensory Impairment
Variable N (In Millions) (%) N (In Millions) (%) N (In Millions) (%) N (In Millions) (%)
Someone accompanies to take notes 5.50 (40.73%) 0.61 (55.38%) 0.41 (38.2%) 0.18 (58.5%)
Someone accompanies to explain things to doctor 5.06 (37.53%) 0.59 (53.77%) 0.46 (42.93%) 0.20 (64.93%)
Someone accompanies to explain instructions 4.04 (29.94%) 0.52 (47.26%) 0.39 (36.76%) 0.22 (57.6%)
Someone accompanies to ask questions 5.40 (40%) 0.61 (55.34%) 0.43 (40.29%) 0.20 (65.39%)
Someone accompanies to translate 0.48 (3.5%) 0.04 (3.22%) 0.03 (3.25%) 0.01 (3.18%)
Someone accompanies to schedule appointment 3.07 (22.78%) 0.33 (29.5%) 0.30 (28.07%) 0.13 (43.73%)
Someone accompanies for moral support 5.32 (39.41%) 0.35 (31.68%) 0.31 (29.23%) 0.06 (18.82%)
Someone accompanies for transportation 7.59 (56.27%) 0.67 (60.51%) 0.86 (80.47%) 0.25 (82.14%)
Someone accompanies to assist with ADLs 1.89 (14%) 0.21 (19.41%) 0.30 (28.34%) 0.10 (32.67%)
Someone accompanies for another reason 0.77 (5.68%) 0.06 (5.44%) 0.02 (1.42%) 0.03 (5.43%)