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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 5a
Men and women age 50 and over who reported they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, or had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years,a by race, United States, 2003
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 51.7 0.6 52.6 0.6 47.3 1.6 37.6 3.4 * * 41.6 7.9 47.0 6.0
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 45.4 0.8 46.4 0.8 42.8 2.0 25.3 4.1 * * 37.8 10.0 48.1 7.8
65 and over 59.2 0.8 60.1 0.9 52.6 2.4 52.2 5.6 * * 46.2 11.6 45.7 8.4
Gender Female 49.6 0.7 50.6 0.8 44.6 1.9 37.7 4.7 * * 50.6 12.1 46.7 7.4
Male 54.4 0.9 55.3 0.9 51.0 2.6 37.9 5.4 * * * * 48.4 8.0
Health insurance,b age 50-64, not age adjusted Private 49.2 0.9 49.9 0.9 46.4 2.5 31.6 5.2 * * * * 59.5 9.6
Public 44.8 2.0 45.8 2.3 44.1 4.4 * * * * * * 75.0 21.1
Uninsured 21.8 1.7 22.2 1.9 24.6 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 63.3 1.0 63.4 1.1 65.3 3.8 69.6 6.7 * * * * * *
Medicare and public 57.8 2.0 60.1 2.3 52.8 5.2 46.0 10.4 * * * * * *
Medicare only 49.5 1.7 50.8 1.9 42.5 3.7 * * * * * * 71.8 14.7
Family incomec Negative/poor 39.1 1.7 39.8 2.1 37.7 3.1 * * * * 62.4 14.4 38.4 9.3
Near poor/low 42.4 1.3 42.8 1.5 42.8 3.2 * * * * * * 60.7 15.7
Middle 51.6 1.0 52.3 1.1 49.8 3.5 36.6 6.4 * * * * 35.0 9.8
High 59.6 0.9 59.9 1.0 57.4 4.1 49.7 6.8 * * * * 66.0 13.0
Education Less than high school 38.2 1.1 38.4 1.3 37.0 2.5 30.4 8.0 * * 59.7 16.6 45.4 9.9
High school graduate 49.9 1.0 50.6 1.1 50.7 3.0 28.1 5.9 * * * * * *
At least some college 59.4 0.8 60.0 0.8 55.6 2.7 46.9 4.7 100.0 0.0 * * 65.5 9.8
Residence location Urban 52.5 0.7 53.5 0.7 49.2 1.7 37.7 3.4 * * 54.1 9.9 48.8 6.6
Rural 49.6 1.1 50.5 1.2 38.9 3.6 * * * * * * * *

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/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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

* 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; SE: standard error.

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

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