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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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

  Total <100% of poverty level 100-199% of poverty level 200-399% of poverty level ≥400% of poverty level
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 67.0 0.3 56.2 1.0 59.5 0.9 67.0 0.6 74.6 0.6
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    18-44 53.0 0.5 38.6 1.3 43.3 1.2 54.1 0.9 65.0 0.9
    45-64 80.8 0.5 67.1 1.9 70.7 1.7 77.9 1.0 87.2 0.7
    65 and over 87.3 0.5 82.2 1.6 85.0 1.0 89.3 0.9 92.0 1.1
                     
Race                    
    Single race                    
      American Indian or Alaska Native 58.3 3.5 56.7 7.1 62.4 5.9 * * * *
      Asian 69.3 1.9 62.5 5.1 46.4 6.0 71.9 4.0 73.4 3.2
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
      Black or African American 67.3 0.9 59.8 1.9 61.3 1.8 71.2 1.7 75.0 1.6
      White 67.0 0.4 54.5 1.2 59.4 1.0 66.3 0.6 74.7 0.6
    More than one race 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Hispanic 59.1 0.9 48.3 1.9 56.7 1.7 65.4 1.9 73.4 2.2
    Non-Hispanic 67.9 0.4 58.5 1.1 59.9 1.0 67.0 0.6 74.7 0.6
      Black or African American only 67.1 0.9 59.6 2.0 60.9 1.9 71.0 1.7 75.0 1.6
      White only 68.0 0.4 57.3 1.4 60.0 1.2 66.4 0.6 74.7 0.6
                     
Gender                    
    Female 69.7 0.4 60.7 1.2 62.8 1.1 70.0 0.8 77.0 0.8
    Male 64.2 0.5 48.9 1.7 55.5 1.4 63.9 0.9 72.5 0.8
                     
Health insurance                    
    Persons under age 65 66.6 0.4 57.8 1.4 60.0 1.2 64.7 0.7 72.1 0.7
      Private 67.1 0.4 58.1 2.2 59.2 1.4 64.7 0.7 72.1 0.7
      Public 61.5 1.2 57.9 1.8 63.3 2.4 66.7 3.4 70.8 4.2
      Uninsured 42.9 0.9 40.2 1.8 42.6 1.9 45.0 2.0 52.3 2.7
    Persons age 65 and over 87.3 0.5 82.2 1.6 85.0 1.0 89.3 0.9 92.0 1.1
      Medicare and any private 89.8 0.5 83.0 2.9 87.9 1.2 90.1 1.0 93.3 1.1
      Medicare and any public 86.0 1.5 87.5 2.1 86.1 3.3 84.8 5.4 * *
      Medicare only 80.2 1.3 78.0 3.3 78.7 2.3 86.6 2.3 86.2 3.6
                     
Education (age 25 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 57.9 0.9 53.4 1.6 55.1 1.7 64.0 1.8 67.9 2.7
    High school graduate 68.6 0.6 63.4 1.9 66.4 1.4 68.2 1.0 74.1 1.1
    At least some college 78.2 0.4 69.8 2.0 67.6 1.5 75.5 0.7 82.4 0.5
                     
Residence location                    
    Urban (MSA) 68.4 0.4 57.5 1.2 60.9 0.9 68.2 0.7 75.9 0.7
    Rural (Non-MSA) 63.3 0.7 52.1 2.0 56.4 1.8 63.7 1.1 70.5 1.2
                     

aMeasure is age adjusted.

*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). 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.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey

 

 

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