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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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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, 2005
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   55.5 0.6 56.8 0.6 48.6 1.6 42.4 3.8 * * 38.1 9.3 55.8 5.1
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 49.2 0.7 50.4 0.8 43.5 1.9 37.4 4.3 * * 43.8 10.5 39.0 6.6
65 and over 63.1 0.8 64.3 0.8 54.6 2.6 48.4 6.8 * * * * * *
Gender Male 56.6 0.8 58.2 0.8 46.9 2.4 42.8 5.3 * * * * 51.5 7.7
Female 54.8 0.7 55.8 0.8 49.9 2.1 42.9 4.7 * * * * 59.9 6.2
Health insurance,b ages 50-64, not age adjusted Private 53.4 0.8 54.5 0.9 47.4 2.6 37.9 5.1 * * * * * *
Public 48.8 1.9 48.7 2.3 48.1 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 24.1 1.7 24.1 1.9 25.7 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 68.2 1.0 68.5 1.0 63.7 4.0 68.4 8.7 * * * * * *
Medicare and public 60.2 2.1 62.6 2.4 52.9 4.7 * * * * * * * *
Medicare only 54.1 1.5 55.3 1.7 49.0 3.8 * * * * * * * *
Family incomec Negative/poor 40.5 1.5 40.6 1.8 39.3 3.4 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 48.0 1.3 48.7 1.5 45.6 3.6 37.2 8.1 * * * * * *
Middle 54.3 1.1 55.6 1.2 49.2 3.6 33.0 6.6 * * * * * *
High 63.7 0.9 64.0 1.0 63.8 4.1 56.6 4.6 * * * * * *
Education Less than high school 42.4 1.2 43.1 1.4 39.9 2.8 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 52.7 0.9 53.6 1.0 49.1 2.8 35.8 8.1 * * * * * *
At least some college 62.9 0.7 63.8 0.7 57.8 2.6 48.9 4.7 * * * * 64.9 6.0
Residence locationd Large central metro 51.9 1.1 53.1 1.3 49.7 2.4 40.2 5.2 * * * * * *
Large fringe metro 60.2 1.1 60.9 1.2 59.8 3.8 49.3 6.4 * * * * * *
Medium metro 56.0 1.2 57.6 1.2 41.6 3.5 42.4 9.4 * * * * * *
Small metro 59.4 1.6 60.2 1.8 52.6 5.0 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 54.3 1.9 55.2 1.9 41.5 4.8 * * * * * * * *
Noncore (nonmetro) 49.1 2.0 50.0 1.9 39.9 4.2 * * * * * * * *

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.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* 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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