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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 7b
Men and women age 50 and over who reported they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years,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 22.1 0.5 22.6 0.5 22.7 0.6 22.3 1.3 15.4 1.3
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 19.6 0.6 20.2 0.6 20.1 0.7 21.7 1.6 12.3 1.6
65 and over 25.2 0.7 25.5 0.7 25.9 0.8 23.1 2.0 19.2 2.2
Gender Female 21.7 0.6 22.2 0.6 22.3 0.7 21.1 1.6 15.0 1.6
Male 22.8 0.8 23.3 0.8 23.4 0.9 24.1 2.3 15.9 2.2
Health insurance,b age 50-64, not age adjusted Private 21.2 0.7 21.5 0.8 21.3 0.8 23.5 2.2 16.6 2.7
Public 21.4 1.6 22.5 1.8 22.9 2.2 23.8 3.5 14.2 3.2
Uninsured 7.3 1.0 8.2 1.2 7.5 1.3 10.4 2.8 * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 26.3 0.9 26.5 1.0 26.3 1.0 27.5 3.2 16.3 4.2
Medicare and public 25.5 1.9 27.1 2.1 30.0 2.6 21.2 4.1 15.8 3.4
Medicare only 22.7 1.4 22.4 1.4 22.9 1.6 21.1 3.3 24.9 4.0
Family incomec Negative/poor 15.0 1.2 15.6 1.4 14.9 1.6 17.0 2.6 11.9 1.9
Near poor/low 17.5 0.9 18.1 1.0 17.4 1.2 22.1 2.8 12.9 2.4
Middle 22.3 0.8 22.7 0.8 22.7 0.9 24.1 2.8 17.4 3.0
High 26.2 0.9 26.4 0.9 26.4 1.0 24.8 3.4 21.1 3.9
Education Less than high school 15.4 0.9 15.8 1.0 15.7 1.2 15.9 2.0 13.9 1.7
High school graduate 21.3 0.8 21.7 0.9 21.5 0.9 25.4 2.7 13.5 2.6
At least some college 26.2 0.7 26.4 0.8 26.4 0.8 27.4 2.4 21.5 3.2
Residence location Urban 22.7 0.6 23.4 0.6 23.5 0.7 23.8 1.4 15.8 1.4
Rural 20.6 0.9 20.7 0.9 21.1 1.0 16.4 3.1 * *

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: SE: standard error.

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

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