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Healthy People 2010, measure 3-12a


4 Fecal occult blood test within past two years, persons age 50 and over, United States, 2000, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey.


U.S. resident population age 50 and over.


Number of adults age 50 and over who report receiving fecal occult blood testing within the preceding 2 years.


Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion of age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.



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