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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 222b: People age 50 and over in community health centers who report they had a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy within the past 3 years, by ethnicity, 2002

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 37.1 4.7 37.8 4.7 39.3 6.6 37.5 7.1 32.3 9.6
                     
Age                    
    50-64 31.4 7.0 32.1 7.1 * * 36.6 8.7 * *
    65 and over 43.6 5.3 44.2 5.4 48.7 7.7 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 49.9 8.3 51.5 5.8 70.6 11.8 * * * *
    Female 29.6 4.3 29.9 4.4 28.0 5.9 29.3 5.3 * *
                     
Family income a                    
    Negative or poor 38.3 6.4 38.9 6.5 40.4 9.8 39.0 8.5 * *
    Near poor/low 28.6 5.8 28.9 5.9 32.8 8.8 * * * *
    Middle 37.7 8.3 38.89 8.4 43.4 10.5 * * * *
    High * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Education b(persons age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 38.0 6.2 39.2 6.2 42.0 10.7 37.7 8.8 36.1 11.3
    High school graduate 26.1 8.0 26.3 8.1 * * * * * *
    At least some college 45.5 10.7 46.0 10.7 44.8 13.2 * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private * * * * * * * * * *
      Public only 34.4 8.0 35.0 8.3 * * * * * *
      Uninsured * * * * * * * * * *
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 30.5 8.4 30.8 8.4 * * * * * *
    Non-MSA 42.2 5.3 43.3 5.4 45.9 6.8 39.6 8.5 * *
                     

aNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

bLess than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

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

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: Health Resources and Services Administration, 2002 Community Health Center User Survey.

 

 

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