Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 5 Predictors of seeing a rheumatologist among 509 individuals with rheumatoid arthritis in the MCBS, 2001 to 2006

From: Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

  Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
Age, years  
   65 to 74 1.00
   75 to 84 0.59 (0.39, 0.90)
   85+ 0.22 (0.11, 0.48)
Gender, female 0.99 (0.70, 1.45)
Race  
   Non-Hispanic, white 1.0
   Non-Hispanic, black 1.15 (0.35, 3.79)
   Hispanic 1.33 (0.44, 3.97)
   Non-Hispanic, other 1.34 (0.49, 3.67)
Income (US dollars)  
   >50,000 1.0
   >30,000 to 50.000 0.55 (0.26, 1.16)
   >20,000 to 30,000 0.47 (0.22, 1.01)
   >15,000 to 20,000 0.32 (0.14, 0.74)
   ≤ 15,000 0.35 (0.16, 0.75)
  1. Models adjusted for variables in the table plus education, region of residence (South, Midwest, Northeast, and West), insurance status (private, managed care, and drug insurance), and comorbidity index, as well as year of observation. MCBS, Medicare Current Beneficiary.