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 It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work.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_3-2c

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_3.2c
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years,a by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.70.510.
65 and over16.50.710.71.614.11.316.
Asian only15.32.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU23.05.7
Black only13.
White only14.90.511.71.412.
EthnicityHispanic, all races11.
Non-Hispanic, all races14.90.511.01.313.
Non-Hispanic, Black13.
Non-Hispanic, White15.20.512.51.813.71.314.
Health insurance,c ages 50-64Private13.50.7DSUDSU12.22.511.
Public only17.11.610.81.917.52.825.74.619.04.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private17.
Medicare and public15.
Medicare only14.61.310.62.614.
EducationLess than high school11.
High school graduate12.70.714.02.313.21.612.71.312.21.4
At least some college17.20.712.
Location of residencedMetropolitan15.30.511.31.413.
  Large central metro15.60.910.71.714.01.915.21.717.81.8
  Large fringe metro14.71.0DSUDSU10.01.912.01.617.11.5
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro14.11.4DSUDSU10.72.315.32.615.22.8
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)13.51.5DSUDSU14.82.915.12.514.73.2
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)10.71.4DSUDSU12.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities14.60.810.91.515.11.715.61.616.01.9
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.610.61.911.71.314.

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

b 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.

c A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_3-2c: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. 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