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Research Article

Depression Treatment Patterns among Elderly with Cancer

Table 1

Description of study sample with reported cancer and diagnosed depression. Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, 2000–2005.

NWeighted %

 African American273.0
Age in years
Marital status
Community status
 Less than high school22125.6
 High school30836.1
 Some college14616.9
Poverty status
 LT 200%42747.8
≥ 200%43852.2
Prescription drug coverage
Health status
 Excellent/very good647.0
Functional status (ADL)
 No difficulties with ADLs47855.9
 1-2 23627.0
 3–6 14917.1
Smoking status
 Current smoker739.0
 Past smoker45252.7
 Never smoked34038.2
Body mass index

Note: Based on 865 person—years of elderly Medicare beneficiaries with reported cancer and diagnosed depression.
ADL: activity of daily living.

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