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2005 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 Table

1.5a Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, United States, 2000 and 2003.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

Number of adults age 50 and over.

National Numerator

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

State Table

1.5b Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they ever received a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, by State, 2001 and 2003.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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

Percents 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.

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