Table 2

Age, Gender, Race and Major Insurance Carrier for 29,686 Patients With CHF in the REACH Studylegend

CharacteristicsWomenMenp Value
Total n (incident and prevalent cases)15,626 (52.6)14,060 (47.4)<0.0001
White, n = 14,9457,692 (51.2% of n)7,307 (48.8% of n)<0.0001
 Age73.7 ± 13.369.2 ± 13.6<0.0001
 Total person-months189,128.2176,241.1
 Mean person-months25.0 ± 27.524.5 ± 27.60.32
 Medicare A & B5,154 (67.0)4,257 (58.3)<0.0001
 Health Alliance Plan HMO1,514 (19.7)1,636 (22.4)0.00005
 Blue Cross Blue Shield325 (4.2)547 (7.5)<0.0001
 Other HMO54 (0.7)68 (0.9)0.17
 Commercial Insurance113 (1.5)193 (2.6)<0.0001
 Medicaid113 (1.5)107 (1.5)0.96
 Unknown419 (5.4)499 (6.8)0.0003
African American, n = 13,1217,182 (54.1% of n)6,050 (45.9% of n)<0.0001
 Age68.1 ± 15.165.6 ± 15.0<0.0001
 Total person-months175,446.1145,418.8
 Mean person-months24.8 ± 28.624.4 ± 27.90.41
 Medicare A & B4,470 (62.2)3,619 (59.8)0.005
 Health Alliance Plan HMO1,182 (16.5)932 (15.4)0.09
 Blue Cross Blue Shield310 (4.3)425 (7.0)<0.0001
 Other HMO310 (4.3)259 (4.3)0.99
 Commercial Insurance60 (0.8)72 (1.2)0.02
 Medicaid349 (4.9)295 (4.9)0.98
 Unknown501 (7.0)448 (7.4)0.37
Other race, n = 1,455752 (51.7% of n)703 (48.3% of n)0.07
 Age73.7 ± 13.370.7 ± 14.0<0.0001
 Total person-months9,275.59,236.0
 Mean person-months12.7 ± 20.913.5 ± 20.70.43
 Medicare A & B482 (64.1)417 (59.3)0.06
 Health Alliance Plan HMO100 (13.3)113 (16.1)0.13
 Blue Cross Blue Shield44 (5.9)46 (6.5)0.58
 Other HMO22 (2.9)22 (3.1)0.82
 Commercial Insurance9 (1.2)13 (1.8)0.31
 Medicaid24 (3.2)28 (4.0)0.42
 Unknown71 (9.4)64 (9.1)0.82
  • legend HMO = health maintenance organization; REACH = Resource Utilization Among Congestive Heart Failure study.