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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 6b
Men and women age 50 and over who reported they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a by ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 43.5 0.6 44.4 0.6 45.6 0.6 38.1 1.5 30.4 1.6
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 37.5 0.7 38.5 0.8 39.8 0.8 33.2 1.9 25.2 1.9
65 and over 50.6 0.8 51.4 0.8 52.6 0.9 43.8 2.4 36.6 2.7
Gender Female 40.7 0.7 41.5 0.8 42.8 0.8 34.2 1.8 30.2 2.1
Male 47.0 0.8 48.1 0.9 49.2 0.9 43.3 2.5 30.7 2.5
Health insurance,b age 50-64, not age adjusted Private 41.0 0.9 41.6 0.9 42.5 0.9 37.1 2.4 31.0 2.9
Public 34.6 1.8 35.5 2.0 37.3 2.4 32.0 4.1 28.9 4.0
Uninsured 17.4 1.5 18.5 1.7 19.3 2.0 18.2 3.6 13.1 2.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 55.1 1.0 55.3 1.0 55.4 1.1 56.7 4.0 44.3 5.9
Medicare and public 48.3 2.1 51.5 2.3 56.2 2.6 40.8 5.0 29.7 3.9
Medicare only 40.3 1.6 40.2 1.7 41.2 1.9 35.4 3.6 41.0 4.6
Family incomec Negative/poor 31.6 1.6 33.0 1.8 36.1 2.4 28.3 3.0 24.4 2.7
Near poor/low 34.7 1.2 36.1 1.3 37.6 1.6 31.8 3.2 24.0 2.8
Middle 42.8 1.0 43.4 1.0 44.2 1.1 40.2 3.2 32.2 3.4
High 51.4 0.9 51.6 1.0 51.8 1.0 50.9 4.0 46.0 4.9
Education Less than high school 30.6 1.1 32.1 1.2 33.4 1.5 29.5 2.3 25.0 1.9
High school graduate 41.5 0.9 42.1 1.0 42.7 1.0 42.4 3.0 29.8 3.4
At least some college 51.0 0.8 51.2 0.8 52.0 0.8 44.4 2.8 45.4 3.6
Residence location Urban 44.4 0.6 45.7 0.7 47.1 0.8 39.9 1.7 31.5 1.7
Rural 41.2 1.1 41.6 1.1 42.6 1.1 29.9 3.2 19.1 3.5

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/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.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

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