Non-Elderly Disabled Category 2 Housing Choice Voucher Program: An Implementation and Impact Analysis. APPENDIX B: Characteristics of NED2 Voucher Users by Site

01/01/2014

TABLE B.1. Characteristics of NED2 Voucher Users Relative to Other Nursing Facility Residents Ages 62 and Under Who Make Transitions to the Community
(%)
  NED2 Voucher Users People Who Make Transitions Without a Voucher
  Maryland  
(N = 37)
  Cincinnati  
(N = 20)
  Washington  
(N = 59)
  Maryland  
(N = 2,013)
  Cincinnati  
(N = 944)
  Washington  
(N = 1,847)
Age 50.0 48.7 52.0 52.3 52.0 53.6
Female 40.5 20.0 42.4 52.7 53.2*** 51.3
Currently married 10.8 5.0 8.5 23.8** 22.5*** 27.6***
Non-White 75.7 70.0 13.6 54.2*** 41.4*** 15.1
Condition: heart/circulatorya 81.1 85.0 83.1 69.4* 75.1 72.8**
Condition: infectionb 18.9 35.0 13.6 25.0 21.9 22.6*
Condition: metabolicc 37.8 35.0 49.2 34.7 39.8 43.1
Condition: musculoskeletald 5.4 10.0 23.7 18.3*** 25.7** 29.6
Condition: cognitivee 16.2 0.0 1.7 3.9** 4.8*** 4.7*
Condition: motorf 24.3 20.0 15.3 7.8** 7.3 8.3
Condition: neurologicalg 51.4 20.0 20.3 19.3*** 20.9 19.3
Condition: psychologicalh 56.8 50.0 74.6 37.1** 46.1 55.6***
Condition: cancer 0.0 0.0 8.5 3.1*** 3.2*** 5.8
Condition: renal disease 13.5 5.0 11.9 8.0 10.3 11.6
Adequate visioni 89.2 95.0 96.6 95.1 88.8 90.4**
Adequate hearingj 97.3 95.0 98.3 97.9 95.3 95.9
Able to make self understood 91.9 100.0 96.6 93.4 90.9*** 92.3*
Bed mobility--independentk 75.7 45.0 54.2 36.6*** 26.2 28.4***
Transfer ability--independentk 73.0 50.0 52.5 31.6*** 17.9*** 25.4***
Walk in room--independentk 40.5 40.0 44.1 25.7 18.0* 25.7***
Walk in corridor--independentk 35.1 25.0 40.7 23.5 12.0 22.2***
Locomotion on unit--independentk 86.5 40.0 67.8 38.1*** 19.9* 32.8***
Locomotion off unit--independentk 81.1 40.0 61.0 35.1*** 20.3* 30.5***
Dressing--independentk 56.8 30.0 52.5 29.7*** 19.6 22.3***
Eating--independentk 81.1 55.0 62.7 70.7 58.2 63.8
Toilet use--independentk 64.9 50.0 50.8 30.2*** 21.1** 24.4***
Personal hygiene--independentk 59.5 30.0 57.6 33.9*** 25.2 30.9***
Bathing--independentk 35.1 20.0 23.7 23.7 13.9 9.1***
Days in nursing facility 593.6 489.8 206.3 48.2*** 70.7*** 48.2***
Medicaid eligible only 70.3 75.0 55.9 18.1 27.4 19.1
Medicare eligible only 0.0 0.0 6.8 17.0 13.3 22.7
Dual Medicaid/Medicare 29.7 25.0 27.1 15.9 22.0 17.2
No Medicaid or Medicare 0.0 0.0 10.2 48.9*** 37.2*** 41.1***
Entered nursing facility from other facility 78.4 85.0 96.6 86.3 94.0 97.3
Does not intend to make transition 0.0 0.0 1.7 3.6 6.4 4.6
Intends to make transition 5.4 40.0 44.1 74.4 72.5 79.8
Transition intent missing 94.6 60.0 54.2 22.1*** 21.2 15.6***
SOURCE: HUD administrative data linked to MDS.
NOTES: Chi square tests of significance were conducted on Medicaid/Medicare status and intent to make transition; two-sample t-tests for significance were conducted on all other variables.
  1. Heart/circulatory conditions include anemia, dysrhythmia, coronary artery disease, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, heart failure, hypertension, hypotension, peripheral vascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease.
  2. Infections include multidrug-resistant organisms, pneumonia, septicemia, tuberculosis, urinary tract infection, viral hepatitis, and wound infection.
  3. Metabolic conditions include diabetes and thyroid disorder.
  4. Musculoskeletal conditions include arthritis, osteoporosis, and fracture.
  5. Cognitive conditions include Alzheimer's disease, aphasia, and dementia.
  6. Motor conditions include cerebral palsy and paralysis.
  7. Neurological conditions include stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorder, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
  8. Psychological conditions include anxiety, depression, manic depression, and schizophrenia.
  9. Vision adequacy is defined as ability to see fine detail in adequate light with the aid of visual appliances.
  10. Hearing adequacy is defined as ability to hear in normal conversation with hearing appliances.
  11. Activity of daily living independence is self-reported and defined as capability to complete an activity without help or oversight.

*Indicates characteristic is statistically different from that of NED2 voucher users at the 10% level.
**Indicates characteristic is statistically different from that of NED2 voucher users at the 5% level.
***Indicates characteristic is statistically different from that of NED2 voucher users at the 1% level.

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