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Table 1.7a
Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they had 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   17.1 0.4 24.0 0.5
Age, not age adjusted 50-64 15.1 0.5 21.9 0.6
65 and over 19.4 0.6 26.6 0.8
Race AI/AN only DSU DSU 25.8 6.9
Asian only 12.9 2.3 24.4 3.6
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 15.7 1.2 20.5 1.3
White only 17.4 0.5 24.6 0.5
Multiple races 17.5 4.3 20.4 5.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12.1 1.3 13.5 1.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 17.5 0.4 24.7 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 15.7 1.2 20.4 1.3
Non-Hispanic, White 17.9 0.5 25.2 0.6
Gender Male 17.3 0.6 23.2 0.8
Female 17.0 0.5 24.9 0.6
Health insurance,b ages 50-64, not age adjusted Private 16.1 0.6 23.7 0.7
Public only 18.0 1.5 22.6 2.0
Uninsured 6.7 0.9 9.2 1.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjusted Medicare and private 20.8 0.8 28.5 1.0
Medicare and public 20.8 1.7 20.7 2.0
Medicare only 16.2 1.2 23.4 1.3
Family incomec Negative/poor 11.3 1.1 15.6 1.3
Near poor/low 15.4 0.9 20.3 1.1
Middle 18.0 0.8 23.5 0.9
High 18.7 0.7 29.0 1.0
Education Less than high school 12.4 0.8 16.6 0.8
High school graduate 16.5 0.7 22.9 0.8
At least some college 19.9 0.6 29.1 0.8
Residence locationd Large central metro 16.4 0.8 DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 16.4 0.8 DNA DNA
Medium metro 19.5 0.9 DNA DNA
Small metro 17.5 1.3 DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 16.4 1.4 DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 15.0 1.3 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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