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Table 3a: Race - Men and women age 50 and over who report they ever had a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy, by race, United States, 2000a

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black White >1 Race
Population group % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE
                             
Total 38.9 0.5 37 7.1 24.9 3.3 * * 32.8 1.5 40 0.6 46.9 6.4
                             
Age (not age adjusted)                            
    50-64 32.8 0.7 * * 15.8 3.7 * * 29.2 1.9 33.9 0.8 39.3 8.3
    65 and over 46.2 0.8 * * 35.8 5.2 * * 37 2.3 47.3 0.9 * *
                             
Gender                            
    Female 36.6 0.7 * * 19.2 4.3 * * 27.4 1.5 38 0.7 * *
    Male 41.8 0.8 * * 29.5 4.7 * * 40.3 2.8 42.6 0.9 * *
                             
Health insurance (not age adjusted)                            
    Persons under age 65 34.8 0.8 * * 16.4 4.2 * * 31.3 2 35.6 0.8 * *
      Private 35 0.8 * * 18.8 4.8 * * 32.4 2.4 35.6 0.9 * *
      Public 32.7 1.9 * * * * * * 27.5 3.6 34.9 2.4 * *
      Uninsured 18 1.6 * * * * * * 18.2 3.8 19 1.9 * *
    Persons age 65 and over 46.2 0.8 * * 35.8 5.2 * * 37 2.3 47.3 0.9 * *
      Medicare and any private 50.7 1 * * * * * * 46.5 4.2 50.9 1.1 * *
      Medicare and any public 35.9 2.2 * * * * * * 36.9 5.2 35.4 2.8 * *
      Medicare only 38.3 1.4 * * * * * * 28.5 3.5 40.6 1.6 * *
                             
Family income                            
    < 100% of poverty level 29.2 1.7 * * * * * * 24.1 2.9 31.2 2.3 * *
    100-199% of poverty level 34.8 1.3 * * * * * * 32.4 3.3 36.1 1.5 * *
    200-399% of poverty level 37.9 1.2 * * * * * * 34.5 4.2 38.2 1.2 * *
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 47.5 1.1 * * 33.4 6 * * 48.8 3.9 47.9 1.2 * *
                             
Education (age 25 and over)                            
    Less than high school graduate 29.3 0.9 * * * * * * 29.5 2.3 29.6 1 * *
    High school graduate 37 0.9 * * 20 5.8 * * 31.4 3.1 37.9 1 * *
    At least some college 46.1 0.8 * * 33.5 5.6 * * 39.6 2.6 46.8 0.9 * *
                             
Residence location                            
    Urban (MSA) 39.3 0.6 * * 24.9 3.5 * * 34.3 1.7 40.6 0.7 45.5 7
    Rural (Non-MSA) 38.1 1 * * * * * * 24.7 2.8 38.9 1 * *

aMeasure is age adjusted.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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.

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