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Table 26b: Ethnicity - Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years, by ethnicity, United States, 1998a

              Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 67 0.3 59.1 0.9 67.9 0.4 67.1 0.9 68 0.4
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    18-44 53 0.5 43.6 1.1 54.4 0.6 54.7 1.4 54.6 0.6
    45-64 80.8 0.5 72.3 1.7 81.5 0.5 78.9 1.6 81.8 0.5
    65 and over 87.3 0.5 79 2.5 87.7 0.5 83.9 1.7 88.1 0.5
                     
Gender                    
    Female 69.7 0.4 63.6 1 70.4 0.5 70.7 1.2 70.4 0.5
    Male 64.2 0.5 54.7 1.3 65.3 0.5 62.6 1.5 65.5 0.6
                     
Health insurance                    
    Persons under age 65 66.6 0.4 63.2 1.1 66.9 0.4 68.3 1.1 66.7 0.5
      Private 67.1 0.4 64 1.3 67.3 0.4 68.9 1.2 67.2 0.5
      Public 61.5 1.2 58.8 2.6 62.1 1.3 65 2.4 60.2 1.7
      Uninsured 42.9 0.9 39.5 1.6 44 1.1 47.2 2.2 42.6 1.3
    Persons age 65 and over 87.3 0.5 79 2.5 87.7 0.5 83.9 1.7 88.1 0.5
      Medicare and any private 89.8 0.5 85.1 3.2 89.9 0.5 87.9 2.3 90 0.6
      Medicare and any public 86 1.5 80.6 3.8 87 1.6 80.6 4.4 89.5 1.7
      Medicare only 80.2 1.3 75.5 4.3 80.7 1.4 81.1 3.3 80.4 1.5
                     
Family income                    
    < 100% of poverty level 56.2 1 48.3 1.9 58.5 1.1 59.6 2 57.3 1.4
    100-199% of poverty level 59.5 0.9 56.7 1.7 59.9 1 60.9 1.9 60 1.2
    200-399% of poverty level 67 0.6 65.4 1.9 67 0.6 71 1.7 66.4 0.6
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 74.6 0.6 73.4 2.2 74.7 0.6 75 1.6 74.7 0.6
                     
Education (age 25 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 57.9 0.9 52.6 1.4 59.8 1.1 63.7 2 58.7 1.3
    High school graduate 68.6 0.6 65.4 2.3 68.8 0.6 69.7 1.7 68.6 0.7
    At least some college 78.2 0.4 77.3 1.5 78.2 0.4 80.2 1.1 78 0.4
                     
Residence location                    
    Urban (MSA) 68.4 0.4 58.9 0.9 69.7 0.4 68.6 1 70 0.4
    Rural (Non-MSA) 63.3 0.7 61.3 3 63.3 0.8 59.2 2.7 63.6 0.8

aMeasure is age adjusted.

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

Race categories represent "primary" race (persons reported only one race or more than one race and identified one race as best representing their race). Therefore, these categories differ from those used in the NHIS for 1999 and 2000.

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