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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.36a
Percent of adults age 18 and over who had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years,a United States, 1998 and 2003
    2003 1998
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 73.2 0.3 67.0 0.3
Age, not age adjusted 18-44 59.0 0.6 53.0 0.5
45-64 86.7 0.4 80.8 0.5
65 and over 93.0 0.4 87.3 0.5
Raceb AI/AN only 68.3 4.8 58.3 3.6
Asian only 75.5 1.7 69.3 1.9
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 75.2 1.0 67.3 0.9
White only 72.7 0.4 67.0 0.4
Multiple races 76.1 2.6 NA NA
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 68.4 0.8 59.1 0.9
Non-Hispanic, all races 73.9 0.4 67.9 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 75.3 1.0 67.1 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 73.4 0.4 68.0 0.4
Gender Female 75.3 0.4 69.7 0.4
Male 71.0 0.5 64.2 0.5
Health insurance,c age 18-64 Private 73.4 0.4 67.1 0.4
Public only 70.3 1.0 61.5 1.2
Uninsured 51.9 0.8 42.9 0.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 94.8 0.5 89.8 0.6
Medicare and public 92.6 1.1 86.0 1.5
Medicare only 88.9 1.1 80.2 1.3
Family incomed Negative/poor 64.1 0.9 55.3 0.9
Near poor/low 66.0 0.8 59.5 0.8
Middle 72.2 0.6 66.4 0.6
High 79.4 0.5 73.5 0.5
Education, age 25 and over Less than high school 66.4 0.9 57.9 0.9
High school graduate 74.2 0.6 68.6 0.6
At least some college 83.6 0.4 78.2 0.4
Residence location Urban 74.3 0.4 68.4 0.4
Rural 70.0 0.7 63.3 0.8

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

b Estimates for race and ethnicity categories were tabulated using the 1997 standards for data year 1999 and beyond, and are not strictly comparable with estimates for earlier years.

c 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.

d 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.

NA - Not applicable.

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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