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Table 1_3_1-1

2010 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_1.1
Adults age 50 and over who received colorectal cancer screening,a United States, 2000-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 60.10.655.50.651.70.649.80.6
65 and over66.50.863.10.859.20.856.80.8
RaceAI/AN only36.76.838.19.341.67.948.78.0
Asian only53.62.842.43.837.63.442.13.9
Black only54.41.848.61.647.31.643.81.6
White only61.30.756.80.652.60.650.80.6
Multiple races55.95.655.
EthnicityHispanic, all races42.81.937.31.837.11.734.81.7
Non-Hispanic, all races61.70.757.00.652.80.650.70.6
Non-Hispanic, Black54.81.848.51.647.41.643.71.6
Non-Hispanic, White63.10.758.50.654.00.751.70.6
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private60.
Public only52.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private71.
Medicare and public61.72.460.
Medicare only59.81.654.11.549.51.749.31.5
Family incomecNegative/poor41.81.940.51.539.11.738.61.6
Near poor/low50.41.448.01.342.41.343.71.3
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school43.81.542.
High school graduate57.
At least some college67.50.862.90.759.40.857.00.8
Location of residencedMetropolitan60.90.7DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro56.31.351.91.1DNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro63.11.360.21.1DNADNADNADNA
  Medium metro63.
  Small metro61.12.359.41.6DNADNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)59.12.354.31.9DNADNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)54.31.949.12.0DNADNADNADNA
Activity limitationsdBasic activities60.71.1DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Complex activities58.51.5DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities60.70.8DNADNADNADNADNADNA

a Cancer screening determined if received colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, or a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.� Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

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c Negative or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; 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.

d For more information, see the 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; SE: standard error.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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