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Table 25a: Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 yearsa, by race, United States, 1998

  Total AI/AN Asian NHOPI Black White
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                         
Total 67.0 0.3 58.3 3.5 69.3 1.9 * * 67.3 0.9 67.0 0.4
                         
Age (not age adjusted)                        
    18-44 53.0 0.5 38.2 4.7 54.3 2.9 * * 54.8 1.4 52.9 0.6
    45-64 80.8 0.5 77.4 7.2 83.0 3.1 * * 79.2 1.6 81.0 0.5
    65 and over 87.3 0.5 * * 86.5 3.8 * * 84.2 1.7 87.7 0.5
                         
Gender                        
    Female 69.7 0.4 59.4 4.7 67.7 2.4 * * 70.9 1.1 69.6 0.5
    Male 64.2 0.5 57.9 5.2 70.1 2.8 * * 62.8 1.5 64.3 0.6
                         
Health insurance                        
    Persons under age 65 66.6 0.4 55.8 4.4 69.5 2.2 * * 68.5 1.1 66.3 0.5
      Private 67.1 0.4 54.9 5.3 70.7 2.3 * * 69.1 1.2 66.8 0.5
      Public 61.5 1.2 * * * * * * 65.4 2.3 59.9 1.5
      Uninsured 42.9 0.9 52.0 6.0 46.5 6.2 * * 47.4 2.2 41.3 1.1
    Persons age 65 and over 87.3 0.5 * * 86.5 3.8 * * 84.2 1.7 87.7 0.5
      Medicare and any private 89.8 0.5 * * * * * * 87.9 2.3 89.9 0.5
      Medicare and any public 86.0 1.5 * * * * * * 80.7 4.3 88.1 1.5
      Medicare only 80.2 1.3 * * * * * * 81.9 3.2 79.8 1.5
                         
Family income                        
    < 100% of poverty level 56.2 1.0 56.7 7.1 62.5 5.1 * * 59.8 1.9 54.5 1.2
    100-199% of poverty level 59.5 0.9 62.4 5.9 46.4 6.0 * * 61.3 1.8 59.4 1.0
    200-399% of poverty level 67.0 0.6 * * 71.9 4.0 * * 71.2 1.7 66.3 0.6
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 74.6 0.6 * * 73.4 3.2 * * 75.0 1.6 74.7 0.6
                         
Education (age 25 and over)                        
    Less than high school graduate 57.9 0.9 61.5 6.6 47.2 7.3 * * 63.8 2.0 56.5 1.0
    High school graduate 68.6 0.6 * * 64.7 5.7 * * 69.7 1.7 68.4 0.6
    At least some college 78.2 0.4 78.8 4.1 79.2 2.1 * * 80.3 1.1 78.0 0.4
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban (MSA) 68.4 0.4 62.1 4.0 69.4 1.9 * * 68.8 1.0 68.4 0.4
    Rural (Non-MSA) 63.3 0.7 50.6 6.3 * * * * 59.2 2.7 63.6 0.8
                         

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). 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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