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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 32b
Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 yearsa, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                       
Total 73.2 0.3 73.9 0.4 73.4 0.4 75.3 1.0 68.4 0.8
                       
Age (not age adjusted) 18-44 59.0 0.6 60.2 0.6 59.4 0.7 63.3 1.5 53.0 1.2
45-64 86.7 0.4 87.3 0.4 87.5 0.5 87.1 1.5 80.6 1.4
65 and over 93.0 0.4 93.2 0.4 93.6 0.5 90.1 1.4 89.9 1.5
                       
Gender Female 75.3 0.4 75.7 0.5 75.0 0.5 77.8 1.1 72.2 1.0
Male 71.0 0.5 72.0 0.5 71.8 0.5 72.1 1.5 64.7 1.2
                       
Health insuranceb, age 18-64 Private 73.4 0.4 73.3 0.5 72.6 0.5 77.3 1.4 73.7 1.2
Public 70.3 1.0 70.9 1.2 69.9 1.4 71.6 2.1 67.1 2.3
Uninsured 51.9 0.8 52.4 1.0 50.1 1.2 58.7 2.1 50.8 1.5
                       
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 94.8 0.5 94.8 0.5 94.8 0.5 95.0 1.8 93.5 2.1
Medicare and public 92.6 1.1 93.1 1.1 94.2 1.2 90.5 2.8 89.7 3.0
Medicare only 88.9 1.1 88.9 1.1 89.6 1.2 86.9 2.9 89.0 2.7
                       
Family incomec Negative or poor 64.3 1.0 65.5 1.2 64.6 1.7 66.6 1.8 60.9 1.8
Near poor/low 65.8 0.9 66.2 1.0 65.1 1.1 70.7 2.2 63.7 1.7
Middle 72.4 0.6 72.4 0.7 71.7 0.8 76.4 1.6 72.5 1.5
High 79.7 0.6 79.7 0.6 78.9 0.6 86.8 1.8 79.3 1.8
                       
Education (age 25 and over) Less than high school 66.4 0.9 68.2 1.2 68.0 1.5 69.4 2.3 62.9 1.3
High school graduate 74.2 0.6 73.9 0.7 73.4 0.7 78.4 1.6 75.5 1.5
At least some college 83.6 0.4 83.6 0.4 83.1 0.4 84.7 1.2 83.9 1.1
                       
Residence location Urban 74.3 0.4 75.3 0.4 74.9 0.4 76.6 0.9 69.1 0.8
Rural 70.0 0.7 70.3 0.8 70.3 0.8 68.0 3.7 61.6 2.5

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

b 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.

c 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.

Key: SE: Standard error.

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

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