Table 2: Number and weighted percent of study sample by depression treatment. Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, 2000–2005.

ALLAD onlyPsyc w/o ADNo treatment
NWt%NWt%NWt%Sig.
49357.716819.720422.6

Year
 20007558.92118.52922.6
 20017558.62320.12921.3
 20028146.53923.85029.7
 200310063.73119.42716.9
 20048963.72415.73420.6
 20057355.03020.73524.3
Gender
 Female32956.313022.413421.3
 Male16460.73813.87025.5
Race
 White45358.215119.917922.0
 Minorities4053.01718.62528.4
Age in years
 65–7417158.96521.76019.4
 75 and older32256.910318.514424.6
Marital status
 Married22157.66116.810025.6
 Widowed21058.37721.08320.7
 Other6255.73026.22118.1
Community status *
 Urban36658.513220.913720.6
 Rural12754.83616.06729.2
Education *
 LT HS13060.93213.55925.6
 HS18560.55217.07122.5
 Some college7350.83524.73824.5
 College10454.74928.23317.2
Poverty status
 LT 200%25461.26816.010522.8
200%23954.410023.29922.4
Prescription drug coverage
 Yes39358.213319.715722.1
 No10055.33520.14724.6
Health status
 Excellent/very good14155.44920.06524.7
 Good15459.75019.65920.8
 Fair/poor19557.56919.98022.6
Functional status (ADL)
 No difficulties27557.59420.510922.0
 1-2 ADLs12553.44921.06225.6
 3–6 ADLs9163.52515.93320.5
Smoking status
 Current smoker4359.61216.71823.7
 Past smoker25356.88820.911122.3
 Never smoked19758.46818.97522.7
Body mass index
 Und/normal20252.57922.210225.3
 Overweight17758.66018.77122.7
 Obese10964.32817.33118.5
Number of chronic conditions
 0–220154.96718.710126.4
 Three or more29259.710120.510319.8

Note: Based on 865 person—years of elderly Medicare beneficiaries with cancer and depression using Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey 2000–2005. Asterisks represent significant group differences by depression treatment based on chi-squared tests.
AD: antidepressants; Psyc w/o: psychotherapy use with or without antidepressants; Sig: significance; Wt: weighted; ADL: activity of daily living; Und: underweight; HS: high school; LT: less than.
*.01 ≤ P < .05 [Note: only a single asterisk appears in the table].