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2006 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 colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy/proctoscopy,a United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 43.5 0.6 39.0 0.5
Age 50-64 37.5 0.7 32.9 0.7
65 and over 50.6 0.8 46.2 0.8
Race AI/AN only 33.6 7.3 37.2 7.4
Asian only 30.5 3.4 24.9 3.5
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 37.9 1.5 32.7 1.5
White only 44.5 0.6 40.1 0.6
Multiple races 35.5 5.5 47.3 6.6
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 30.4 1.6 27.9 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 44.4 0.6 39.7 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 38.1 1.5 32.9 1.5
Non-Hispanic, White 45.6 0.6 40.8 0.6
Gender Female 40.7 0.7 36.7 0.7
Male 47.0 0.8 41.9 0.8
Health insurance,b age 50-64 Private 41.0 0.9 35.0 0.8
Public only 34.6 1.8 32.8 2.0
Uninsured 17.4 1.5 18.0 1.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 55.1 1.0 50.7 1.0
Medicare and public 48.3 2.1 35.7 2.3
Medicare only 40.3 1.6 38.4 1.5
Family incomec Negative/poor 31.6 1.6 29.4 1.5
Near poor/low 34.7 1.2 34.3 1.3
Middle 42.8 1.0 37.5 1.0
High 51.4 0.9 45.8 0.9
Education Less than high school 30.6 1.1 29.3 0.9
High school graduate 41.5 0.9 37.0 0.9
At least some college 51.0 0.8 46.1 0.9
Residence location Urban 44.4 0.6 39.3 0.6
Rural 41.2 1.1 38.1 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.

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