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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 5c
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 family income,b United States, 2003
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 51.7 0.6 39.1 1.7 42.4 1.3 51.6 1.0 59.6 0.9
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 45.4 0.8 33.5 2.2 35.2 2.0 42.4 1.5 51.9 1.1
65 and over 59.2 0.8 45.7 2.6 50.9 1.6 62.5 1.3 68.6 1.6
Race AI/AN only 41.6 7.9 * * * * * * * *
Asian only 37.6 3.4 * * * * 36.6 6.4 49.7 6.8
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
Black only 47.3 1.6 37.7 3.1 42.8 3.2 49.8 3.5 57.4 4.1
White only 52.6 0.6 39.8 2.1 42.8 1.5 52.3 1.1 59.9 1.0
Multiple races 47.0 6.0 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 37.1 1.7 30.3 2.8 29.0 3.0 39.7 3.6 55.5 5.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 52.8 0.6 40.8 1.9 44.1 1.4 52.4 1.0 59.7 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 47.4 1.6 37.2 3.1 42.9 3.2 50.4 3.5 57.1 4.1
Non-Hispanic, White 54.0 0.7 42.7 2.5 45.0 1.7 53.1 1.1 60.2 1.0
Gender Female 49.6 0.7 37.7 1.9 41.4 1.6 51.4 1.3 56.4 1.4
Male 54.4 0.9 41.7 3.1 44.1 2.2 51.9 1.5 62.8 1.3
Health insurance,c age 50-64, not age adjusted Private 49.2 0.9 44.2 5.0 41.7 3.0 44.8 1.7 52.4 1.1
Public 44.8 2.0 38.5 3.3 40.9 3.8 50.8 4.6 63.3 6.2
Uninsured 21.8 1.7 16.6 3.1 20.1 3.0 23.3 3.3 30.3 5.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 63.3 1.0 59.3 4.2 55.8 2.1 63.7 1.6 69.2 1.8
Medicare and public 57.8 2.0 41.1 3.5 56.0 3.8 70.9 4.0 68.1 5.2
Medicare only 49.5 1.7 38.2 5.0 41.4 3.1 55.6 3.4 65.6 4.8
Education Less than high school 38.2 1.1 35.2 1.9 33.7 1.9 43.3 2.1 40.8 3.6
High school graduate 49.9 1.0 40.7 2.8 41.0 2.0 52.7 1.5 54.4 1.8
At least some college 59.4 0.8 51.4 3.4 51.8 2.3 55.5 1.4 63.7 1.1
Residence location Urban 52.5 0.7 40.3 1.8 42.0 1.6 52.3 1.1 60.5 1.1
Rural 49.6 1.1 35.9 3.4 42.9 2.8 49.6 2.0 56.3 2.0

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

b 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.

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; SE: standard error.

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

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