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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 5c
Men and women age 50 and over who report they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopya, by family incomeb, United States, 2003
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   43.5 0.6 32.8 1.7 33.8 1.3 44.6 1.1 53.4 1.1
Age (not age adjusted) 50-64 37.5 0.7 28.0 2.4 26.2 1.9 33.4 1.5 45.6 1.2
65 and over 50.6 0.8 38.4 2.4 42.9 1.8 57.9 1.6 62.8 1.9
Race AI/AN only 33.6 7.3 * * * * * * * *
Asian only 30.5 3.4 * * * * * * 43.4 7.5
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
Black only 37.9 1.5 25.1 3.0 32.0 3.5 43.3 3.5 53.6 4.9
White only 44.5 0.6 36.0 2.2 34.6 1.5 45.3 1.2 53.7 1.1
Multiple races 35.5 5.5 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic (all races) 30.4 1.6 30.2 3.3 25.6 3.3 33.8 4.3 56.7 4.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 44.4 0.6 33.2 1.9 34.9 1.4 45.1 1.2 53.4 1.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 38.1 1.5 24.8 3.0 31.9 3.5 44.2 3.6 52.5 5.0
Non-Hispanic, White 45.6 0.6 37.4 2.5 36.1 1.6 45.8 1.2 53.8 1.1
Gender Female 40.7 0.7 30.9 2.0 34.4 1.7 44.2 1.5 49.7 1.6
Male 47.0 0.8 36.8 3.1 33.7 2.1 45.1 1.7 57.0 1.4
Health insurancec, age 50-64 Private 41.0 0.9 31.8 5.4 32.8 3.3 36.1 1.7 45.7 1.2
Public 34.6 1.8 34.8 3.6 28.9 3.7 34.8 4.7 60.9 6.3
Uninsured 17.4 1.5 13.5 3.3 16.2 2.8 17.3 2.9 28.0 6.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 55.1 1.0 58.2 4.7 49.4 2.5 59.3 1.9 62.8 2.1
Medicare and public 48.3 2.1 33.1 3.3 50.9 4.5 63.8 5.2 60.5 5.8
Medicare only 40.3 1.6 27.5 4.1 30.0 2.7 50.8 3.7 64.2 5.6
Education Less than high school 30.6 1.1 27.8 2.0 26.4 2.1 37.0 2.6 34.2 4.4
High school graduate 41.5 0.9 33.4 3.4 35.1 2.2 45.8 1.8 49.7 2.2
At least some college 51.0 0.8 43.5 3.9 41.3 2.6 47.2 1.5 56.3 1.3
Residence location Urban 44.4 0.6 33.9 2.0 34.4 1.6 46.5 1.3 55.7 1.2
Rural 41.2 1.1 29.5 3.2 32.6 2.4 40.2 2.0 46.9 2.2

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b Negative 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.

c A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

* 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 only; SE: Standard error.

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

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