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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.34a: Percent of adults age 18 and over who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years, United States, 1998

Population group Percenta Standard error
     
Total 67.0 0.3
     
Age (not age adjusted)    
    18-44 53.0 0.5
    45-64 80.8 0.5
    65 and over 87.3 0.5
     
Race    
    American Indian or Alaska Native only 58.3 3.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander only 68.2 1.7
        Asian only 69.3 1.9
       Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only DSU DSU
    Black or African American only 67.3 0.9
    White only 67.0 0.4
    More than one race DSU DSU
     
Ethnicity    
    Hispanic 59.1 0.9
    Total, non-Hispanic 67.9 0.4
        Black or African American 67.1 0.9
        White 68 0.4
     
Gender    
    Male 64.2 0.5
    Female 69.7 0.4
     
Health Insurance    
    Persons under age 65 66.6 0.4
      Private 67.1 0.4
      Public 61.5 1.2
      Uninsured 42.9 0.9
    Persons age 65 and over 87.3 0.5
      Medicare + any private 89.8 0.5
      Medicare + any public 86.2 1.4
      Medicare only 80.2 1.3
     
Family income    
    < 100% of poverty level 56.2 1.0
    100-199% of poverty level 59.5 0.9
    200-399% of poverty level 67.0 0.6
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 74.6 0.6
    Unknown 63.5 0.7
     
Education (persons age 25 and over)    
    Less than high school 57.9 0.9
    High school graduate 68.6 0.6
    At least some college 78.2 0.4
     
Residence location    
    MSA 68.4 0.4
    Non-MSA 63.3 0.7
     

a Percents are age adjusted.

Race categories represent "primary" race (persons reported only one race or more than one race and identified one race as best representing their race).

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.

 

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