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2005 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 yearsa, United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
Population group Percent Standard error Percenta Standard error
           
Total   22.1 0.5 24.0 0.5
           
Age (not age adjusted) 50-64 19.6 0.6 21.9 0.6
65 and over 25.2 0.7 26.6 0.8
           
Race AI/AN only DSU DSU 25.8 6.9
Asian only 18.3 3.0 24.4 3.6
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 22.3 1.3 20.5 1.3
White only 22.1 0.5 24.6 0.5
More than one race 28.9 5.5 20.4 5.2
           
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 15.4 1.3 13.5 1.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 22.6 0.5 24.7 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 22.3 1.3 20.4 1.3
Non-Hispanic, White 22.7 0.6 25.2 0.6
           
Gender Female 21.7 0.6 24.9 0.6
Male 22.8 0.8 23.2 0.8
           
Health insuranceb, age 50-64 Private 21.2 0.7 23.7 0.7
Public 21.4 1.6 22.6 2.0
Uninsured 7.3 1.0 9.2 1.2
           
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 26.3 0.9 28.5 1.0
Medicare and public 25.5 1.9 20.7 2.0
Medicare only 22.7 1.4 23.4 1.3
           
Family income levelc Negative or poor 14.8 1.2 15.7 1.4
Near poor/low 17.4 1.1 20.8 1.2
Middle 22.9 1.0 25.0 1.0
High 27.4 1.1 30.2 1.0
           
Education Less than high school 15.4 0.9 16.6 0.8
High school graduate 21.3 0.8 22.9 0.8
At least some college 26.2 0.7 29.1 0.8
           
Residence location Urban 22.7 0.6 24.5 0.6
Rural 20.6 0.9 22.9 0.8
           

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b 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.

c Negative or 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.

DSU - 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.

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

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