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Table 1.5
Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, or received a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years,a United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group 2005 2000
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   55.5 0.6 49.8 0.6
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 49.2 0.7 43.8 0.7
65 and over 63.1 0.8 56.8 0.8
Race AI/AN only 38.1 9.3 48.7 8.0
Asian only 42.4 3.8 42.1 3.9
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 48.6 1.6 43.8 1.6
White only 56.8 0.6 50.8 0.6
Multiple races 55.8 5.1 53.7 7.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 37.3 1.8 34.8 1.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 57.0 0.6 50.7 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 48.5 1.6 43.7 1.6
Non-Hispanic, White 58.5 0.6 51.7 0.6
Gender Male 56.6 0.8 50.8 0.8
Female 54.8 0.7 49.1 0.7
Health insurance,b ages 50-64, not age adjusted Private 53.4 0.8 46.7 0.8
Public only 48.8 1.9 44.2 2.2
Uninsured 24.1 1.7 23.5 1.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 68.2 1.0 61.1 1.0
Medicare and public 60.2 2.1 46.2 2.4
Medicare only 54.1 1.5 49.3 1.5
Family incomec Negative/poor 40.5 1.5 38.6 1.6
Near poor/low 48.0 1.3 43.7 1.3
Middle 54.3 1.1 48.5 1.0
High 63.7 0.9 57.1 0.9
Education Less than high school 42.4 1.2 38.0 1.0
High school graduate 52.7 0.9 48.2 1.0
At least some college 62.9 0.7 57.0 0.8
Residence locationd Large central metro 51.9 1.1 DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 60.2 1.1 DNA DNA
Medium metro 56.0 1.2 DNA DNA
Small metro 59.4 1.6 DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 54.3 1.9 DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 49.1 2.0 DNA DNA

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

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.

d For more information, see National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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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