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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of men and women (age 50 and over) who report they ever had a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-12b.

National Tables

1.5a Ever received a sigmoidoscopy, persons age 50 and over, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

Number of adults age 50 and over.

National Numerator

Number of adults age 50 and over who report ever receiving a sigmoidoscopy.

State Tables

1.5b Ever received a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, persons age 50 and over, by state, 2001.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

State Denominator

Number of adults age 50 and over.

State Numerator

Number of adults age 50 and over who report ever receiving a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

Comments

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion of age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

National table only measures sigmoidoscopy, not colonoscopy.

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