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Depression Treatment Patterns among Elderly with Cancer

Table 2

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

ALLAD onlyPsyc w/o ADNo treatment

Age in years
 75 and older32256.910318.514424.6
Marital status
Community status *
Education *
 LT HS13060.93213.55925.6
 Some college7350.83524.73824.5
Poverty status
 LT 200%25461.26816.010522.8
≥ 200%23954.410023.29922.4
Prescription drug coverage
Health status
 Excellent/very good14155.44920.06524.7
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
Number of chronic conditions
 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].

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