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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 6c
Men and women age 50 and over who report they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 yearsa, 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   22.1 0.5 14.8 1.2 17.4 1.1 22.9 1.0 27.4 1.1
Age (not age adjusted) 50-64 19.6 0.6 13.2 1.6 14.3 1.6 17.2 1.2 23.3 1.0
65 and over 25.2 0.7 16.8 1.9 21.1 1.4 29.6 1.5 32.2 1.9
Race AI/AN only * * * * * * * * * *
Asian only 18.3 3.0 * * * * * * 22.3 5.7
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
Black only 22.3 1.3 18.9 2.6 23.0 3.0 27.3 3.3 27.6 4.4
White only 22.1 0.5 13.3 1.4 16.5 1.2 22.8 1.0 27.4 1.1
Multiple races 28.9 5.5 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic (all races) 15.4 1.3 13.3 2.4 13.1 2.4 19.7 3.9 20.9 4.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 22.6 0.5 15.2 1.4 18.1 1.2 23.1 1.0 27.6 1.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 22.3 1.3 18.6 2.7 22.8 3.0 27.6 3.4 28.3 4.6
Non-Hispanic, White 22.7 0.6 13.8 1.7 17.2 1.3 23.0 1.1 27.6 1.1
Gender Female 21.7 0.6 15.2 1.5 15.9 1.3 23.7 1.3 28.6 1.5
Male 22.8 0.8 14.0 2.3 19.9 1.9 22.0 1.5 26.3 1.5
Health insurancec, age 50-64 Private 21.2 0.7 18.4 4.4 16.8 2.6 17.6 1.4 23.4 1.1
Public 21.4 1.6 14.9 2.3 22.3 3.8 26.8 4.2 38.9 6.3
Uninsured 7.3 1.0 * * 5.4 1.5 8.4 2.1 * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 26.3 0.9 16.0 3.6 21.3 2.0 28.0 1.8 33.6 2.2
Medicare and public 25.5 1.9 16.9 3.2 26.0 4.3 40.9 5.3 26.2 4.9
Medicare only 22.7 1.4 17.4 3.5 19.9 2.4 30.0 3.3 29.2 5.1
Education Less than high school 15.4 0.9 12.2 1.6 14.2 1.6 17.6 1.9 19.0 3.5
High school graduate 21.3 0.8 16.6 2.5 19.1 1.9 23.6 1.6 24.7 2.0
At least some college 26.2 0.7 20.4 3.3 19.7 2.0 24.5 1.5 29.5 1.3
Residence location Urban 22.7 0.6 16.4 1.6 17.2 1.3 24.0 1.2 27.3 1.2
Rural 20.6 0.9 11.3 2.1 17.9 2.0 20.2 1.6 27.4 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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