Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 1.5
Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they ever had a flexible colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, or a fecal occult blood test in the past 2 years,a United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 51.7 0.6 49.8 0.6
Age 50-64 45.4 0.8 43.8 0.7
65 and over 59.2 0.8 56.8 0.8
Race AI/AN only 41.6 7.9 48.7 8.0
Asian only 37.6 3.4 42.1 3.9
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 47.3 1.6 43.8 1.6
White only 52.6 0.6 50.8 0.6
Multiple races 47.0 6.0 53.7 7.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 37.1 1.7 34.8 1.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 52.8 0.6 50.7 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 47.4 1.6 43.7 1.6
Non-Hispanic, White 54.0 0.7 51.7 0.6
Gender Female 49.6 0.7 49.1 0.7
Male 54.4 0.9 50.8 0.8
Health insurance,b age 50-64 Private 49.2 0.9 46.7 0.8
Public only 44.8 2.0 44.2 2.2
Uninsured 21.8 1.7 23.5 1.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 63.3 1.0 61.1 1.0
Medicare and public 57.8 2.0 46.2 2.4
Medicare only 49.5 1.7 49.3 1.5
Family incomec Negative/poor 39.1 1.7 38.6 1.6
Near poor/low 42.4 1.3 43.7 1.3
Middle 51.6 1.0 48.5 1.0
High 59.6 0.9 57.1 0.9
Education Less than high school 38.2 1.1 38.0 1.0
High school graduate 49.9 1.0 48.2 1.0
At least some college 59.4 0.8 57.0 0.8
Residence location Urban 52.5 0.7 50.2 0.7
Rural 49.6 1.1 48.7 1.0

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except for age and health insurance categories.

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/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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

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.

Return to Contents

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care