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Table 1.6a
Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group 2005 2000
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   49.8 0.6 39.0 0.5
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 43.4 0.7 32.9 0.7
65 and over 57.3 0.8 46.2 0.8
Race AI/AN only 32.3 9.0 37.2 7.4
Asian only 34.2 3.1 24.9 3.5
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 42.6 1.6 32.7 1.5
White only 51.2 0.6 40.1 0.6
Multiple races 47.9 4.8 47.3 6.6
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 32.3 1.8 27.9 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 51.1 0.6 39.7 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 42.4 1.6 32.9 1.5
Non-Hispanic, White 52.9 0.6 40.8 0.6
Gender Male 51.2 0.8 41.9 0.8
Female 48.7 0.7 36.7 0.7
Health insurance,b ages 50-64, not age adjusted Private 47.5 0.8 35.0 0.8
Public only 41.8 1.9 32.8 2.0
Uninsured 20.7 1.6 18.0 1.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 62.7 1.0 50.7 1.0
Medicare and public 52.9 2.2 35.7 2.3
Medicare only 48.4 1.5 38.4 1.5
Family incomec Negative/poor 35.6 1.5 29.4 1.5
Near poor/low 41.7 1.3 34.3 1.3
Middle 48.2 1.1 37.5 1.0
High 58.4 1.0 45.8 0.9
Education Less than high school 37.7 1.2 29.3 0.9
High school graduate 46.3 1.0 37.0 0.9
At least some college 57.2 0.7 46.1 0.9
Residence locationd Large central metro 46.4 1.1 DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 56.0 1.1 DNA DNA
Medium metro 48.7 1.1 DNA DNA
Small metro 52.6 1.9 DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 48.9 1.9 DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 43.5 1.9 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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