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Table 4a: Race - Men and women age 50 and over who report they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years, by race, United States, 2000a

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black White >1 Race
Population group % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE % SE
                             
Total 33.3 0.5 38.2 7.3 37 4 * * 31 1.4 33.6 0.6 34.6 5.9
                             
Age (not age adjusted)                            
    50-64 31.1 0.7 * * 35.9 5.2 * * 29.1 1.8 31.4 0.7 28.9 7.4
    65 and over 35.9 0.9 * * 38.2 6.1 * * 33.2 2.5 36.3 0.9 * *
                             
Gender                            
    Female 34.3 0.7 * * 28 5.1 * * 31.6 1.9 34.9 0.8 * *
    Male 32.4 0.8 * * 43.2 6 * * 30.2 2.3 32.4 0.9 * *
                             
Health insurance (not age adjusted)                            
    Persons under age 65 33.2 0.7 * * 41.4 5.8 * * 31.2 2 33.2 0.8 * *
      Private 33.1 0.7 * * 39.6 6.3 * * 33.1 2.3 33.1 0.8 * *
      Public 33.7 2.2 * * * * * * 24.9 4.2 34.4 2.6 * *
      Uninsured 15.5 1.4 * * * * * * 17.7 3.9 15.1 1.6 * *
    Persons age 65 and over 35.9 0.9 * * 38.2 6.1 * * 33.2 2.5 36.3 0.9 * *
      Medicare and any private 38.1 1.1 * * * * * * 38.5 3.9 38.1 1.1 * *
      Medicare and any public 33.6 2.4 * * * * * * 34.3 5.2 34.5 3 * *
      Medicare only 31.1 1.4 * * * * * * 27.2 3 31.7 1.6 * *
                             
Family income                            
    < 100% of poverty level 24.6 1.6 * * * * * * 25.7 3.6 24.8 2 * *
    100-199% of poverty level 29.5 1.4 * * * * * * 27.9 3.4 29.6 1.5 * *
    200-399% of poverty level 33.7 1.1 * * * * * * 32.8 3.7 33.6 1.2 * *
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 40.5 1.1 * * 38.8 7.2 * * 44.7 5.2 40.3 1.2 * *
                             
Education (age 25 and over)                            
    Less than high school graduate 25.5 1 * * * * * * 30.7 2.2 24.7 1.1 * *
    High school graduate 32 1 * * * * * * 27.9 2.7 32 1 * *
    At least some college 38.5 0.8 * * 40.7 5.4 * * 33.5 2.7 38.9 0.9 * *
                             
Residence location                            
    Urban (MSA) 34.1 0.6 * * 38.1 4.2 * * 33.3 1.6 34.2 0.7 33.8 6.5
    Rural (Non-MSA) 31.5 0.9 * * * * * * 19.1 3 32.2 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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