Compared to more than 75 % who were covered in 2004.

The entire enrollment figures found in this scholarly study were quite similar to those reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with roughly a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in stand-alone Part D coverage in 2006. But using data from the ongoing health and Retirement Study, the researchers could actually go beyond the state statistics to show that wealthy and poor were equally likely to sign up for Part D and personal coverage, and to lack coverage.Further details of the statistical analyses are given in the Supplementary Appendix. Results Participants Baseline features of the 75,725 study individuals according to increments of nonfasting triglyceride levels are shown in Desk 1Table 1Characteristics of the 75,725 Study Individuals According to Plasma Levels of Nonfasting Triglycerides. Features according to disease position are shown in Desk S2 in the Supplementary Appendix.