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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.7a
Percent of men and women age 50 and over who reported they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years,a United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 22.1 0.5 24.0 0.5
Age 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
Multiple races 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 insurance,b age 50-64 Private 21.2 0.7 23.7 0.7
Public only 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 incomec Negative/poor 15.0 1.2 15.6 1.3
Near poor/low 17.5 0.9 20.3 1.1
Middle 22.3 0.8 23.5 0.9
High 26.2 0.9 29.0 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 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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