Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archival print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Table 1_3_2-2a

2009 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_2.2a
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a by race, United States, 2005
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.80.651.20.642.61.634.23.1DSUDSU32.
Age, not age adjusted50–6443.40.744.70.838.21.931.14.1DSUDSU33.29.431.95.9
65 and over57.30.858.80.847.82.637.95.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate47.50.848.50.942.52.632.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private62.
Medicare and public52.
Medicare only48.41.549.91.740.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor35.61.536.51.933.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low41.71.342.41.639.93.628.17.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school37.
High school graduate46.
At least some college57.20.758.30.851.82.742.74.5DSUDSUDSUDSU59.65.9
Residence locationdLarge central metro46.
Large fringe metro56.
Medium metro48.
Small metro52.61.953.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)48.91.949.
Noncore (nonmetro)43.51.944.51.833.04.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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

b A small number of people 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, 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 people 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.

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; SE: standard error.

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


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care