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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Men and women (50 and over) who report they ever had a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-12b.

Tables

3 Ever received a sigmoidoscopy, persons age 50 and over, United States, 2000, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey.

Denominator

U.S. resident population age 50 and over.

Numerator

Number of adults age 50 and over who report ever receiving a sigmoidoscopy.

Comments

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion of age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

 

 

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