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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Men and women 50 and over who report they ever had a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-12b.


5 Men and women age 50 and over who report they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, United States, 2003, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

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


U.S. resident population age 50 and over.


Number of adults age 50 and over who report ever receiving a sigmoidoscopy.


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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