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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.6a: Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years, United States, 2000

Population group Percenta 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 only 37.0 4.0
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only 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    
    Male 32.4 0.8
    Female 34.3 0.7
     
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 (persons age 25 and over)    
    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
     

a Percents are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

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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