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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 6c
Men and women age 50 and over who reported they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   49.8 0.6 35.6 1.5 41.7 1.3 48.2 1.1 58.4 1.0
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 43.4 0.7 26.9 2.0 34.7 2.0 39.8 1.5 50.5 1.0
65 and over 57.3 0.8 45.8 2.3 49.9 1.6 58.2 1.6 67.8 1.8
Race AI/AN only 32.3 9.0 * * * * * * * *
Asian only 34.2 3.1 * * 28.1 7.4 27.0 5.3 47.6 5.0
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
Black only 42.6 1.6 33.4 3.2 39.9 3.6 43.1 3.5 56.1 4.0
White only 51.2 0.6 36.5 1.9 42.4 1.6 49.3 1.2 59.0 1.1
Multiple races 47.9 4.8 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 32.3 1.8 24.4 3.1 29.6 3.1 30.9 3.4 43.4 4.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 51.1 0.6 37.8 1.8 43.6 1.4 49.5 1.2 58.9 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 42.4 1.6 32.9 3.2 40.2 3.7 42.8 3.5 55.9 4.0
Non-Hispanic, White 52.9 0.6 39.7 2.2 44.9 1.7 50.9 1.3 59.7 1.0
Gender Male 51.2 0.8 33.6 2.9 41.2 2.0 48.3 1.6 60.3 1.3
Female 48.7 0.7 37.1 2.0 42.1 1.8 48.2 1.4 56.3 1.5
Health insurance,c ages 50-64, not age adjusted Private 47.5 0.8 29.4 5.3 38.3 3.2 43.6 1.8 51.1 1.1
Public 41.8 1.9 33.5 2.9 42.6 3.7 42.2 4.2 55.2 5.1
Uninsured 20.7 1.6 18.2 3.1 22.0 3.1 15.8 2.9 31.3 5.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 62.7 1.0 54.7 4.5 56.4 2.5 61.9 2.0 69.3 2.0
Medicare and public 52.9 2.2 45.0 4.0 46.7 3.8 61.6 5.1 63.6 5.8
Medicare only 48.4 1.5 39.7 3.9 42.1 2.6 49.4 3.1 64.5 4.1
Education Less than high school 37.7 1.2 31.5 2.0 35.6 2.0 42.3 2.4 43.5 3.7
High school graduate 46.3 1.0 37.4 2.7 40.9 1.9 45.7 1.5 52.2 1.9
At least some college 57.2 0.7 43.6 3.3 50.3 2.2 52.0 1.3 63.2 1.0
Residence locationd Large central metro 46.4 1.1 33.6 2.9 34.7 2.3 44.6 1.9 57.8 1.9
Large fringe metro 56.0 1.1 42.1 5.6 45.9 3.3 49.6 2.5 64.3 1.7
Medium metro 48.7 1.1 34.0 2.8 42.0 2.6 48.6 2.1 54.0 2.1
Small metro 52.6 1.9 36.3 4.3 47.3 3.7 54.7 3.1 56.9 3.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 48.9 1.9 37.4 3.7 46.3 4.3 46.8 3.5 60.3 2.9
Noncore (nonmetro) 43.5 1.9 34.5 4.2 40.2 3.3 46.8 3.2 47.0 4.0

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.

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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