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Table 1_3_1-2b

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 1_3_1.2b
Adults age 50 and over who reported they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, or had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not age adjusted50–6449.20.750.80.852.50.843.41.931.62.1
65 and over63.10.864.30.865.70.854.62.744.13.0
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate53.40.854.20.955.60.947.52.639.13.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private68.
Medicare and public60.
Medicare only54.11.555.21.656.71.849.03.944.64.4
Family incomecNegative/poor40.51.542.41.843.12.338.83.430.73.3
Near poor/low48.01.350.21.451.41.746.03.734.53.2
EducationLess than high school42.
High school graduate52.70.953.
At least some college62.90.763.30.764.40.857.92.650.63.6
Residence locationdLarge central metro51.
Large fringe metro60.
Medium metro56.
Small metro59.41.660.31.761.41.852.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)54.31.955.21.856.
Noncore (nonmetro)**

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

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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 the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_1-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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