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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.6a: National Screening for Colorectal Cancer, 2000

Fecal occult blood test within past two years, persons age 50 and over, United States, 2000 a
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 33.3 0.5
Age (not age adjusted)
50-64 31.1 0.7
65 and over 35.9 0.9
Race
American Indian or Alaska Native only 38.2 7.3
Asian or Pacific Islander only 36.4 4.0
Asian 37.0 4.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
Black or African American only 31.0 1.4
White only 33.6 0.6
More than one race 34.6 5.9
Ethnicity
Hispanic 21.1 1.4
Total, non-Hispanic 34.2 0.6
Black or African American 30.8 1.4
White 34.5 0.6
Gender
Female 34.3 0.7
Male 32.4 0.8
Health insurance (not age adjusted)
Persons under age 65 33.2 0.7
Private 33.1 0.7
Public 33.7 2.2
Uninsured 15.5 1.4
Persons age 65 and over 35.9 0.9
Medicare + any private 38.1 1.1
Medicare + any public 33.6 2.4
Medicare only 31.1 1.4
Family income
< 100% of poverty level 24.6 1.6
100-199% of poverty level 29.5 1.4
200-399% of poverty level 33.7 1.1
>=400% of poverty level 40.5 1.1
Unknown 30.7 0.9
Education
Less than high school 25.5 1.0
High school graduate 32.0 1.0
At least some college 38.5 0.8
Residence location
MSA 34.1 0.6
Non-MSA 31.5 0.9

aMeasure is age adjusted.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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

Table 1.5b: Screening for Colorectal Cancer by State, 2001 Table 1.6b: Screening for Colorectal Cancer by State, 2001

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