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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 36.7 4.7 38.0 6.2 26.1 8.0 43.6 10.9
                 
Age                
    50-64 30.7 6.9 35.0 8.2 9.1 4.5 43.3 16.3
    65 and over 43.9 5.3 41.0 8.5 * * * *
                 
Gender                
    Male 50.3 8.3 39.5 8.9 * * * *
    Female 29.0 4.4 37.1 7.4 18.6 10.6 26.0 9.5
                 
Race                
    White 40.1 6.2 43.8 9.4 29.0 10.9 44.5 13.1
    Black 38.1 7.4 38.6 9.0 * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic                
      White 39.3 6.6 42.0 10.7 28.7 11.2 44.8 13.2
      Black 37.5 7.1 37.7 8.8 * * * *
    Hispanic 32.8 9.7 36.1 11.3 * * * *
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 37.6 6.4 41.1 8.1 * * * *
    Near poor/low 29.1 5.9 27.9 7.5 * * * *
    Middle 37.7 8.3 * * * * * *
    High * * * * * * * *
                 
Insurance coverage                
    Under age 65                
      Any private * * * * * * * *
      Public only 34.4 8.0 * * * * * *
      Uninsured * * * * * * * *
    Age 65 and over                
      Medicare only * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
                 
Residence location                
    MSA 29.7 8.4 23.1 7.7 * * 49.7 16.9
    Non-MSA 42.4 5.3 49.6 7.8 34.5 11.0 36.6 11.8
                 

aPersons age 18 and over. Less 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.

bNegative 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.

*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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