Table 1_3_1-1

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_1.1
Adults age 50 and over who received colorectal cancer screening (ever received colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, or (in the last 2 years) a fecal occult blood test,a United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
Age, not age adjusted50–6449.20.743.80.7
65 and over63.10.856.80.8
RaceAI/AN only38.19.348.78.0
Asian only42.43.842.13.9
NHOPI only****
Black only48.61.643.81.6
White only56.80.650.80.6
Multiple races55.
EthnicityHispanic, all races37.31.834.81.7
Non-Hispanic, all races57.00.650.70.6
Non-Hispanic, Black48.51.643.71.6
Non-Hispanic, White58.50.651.70.6
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate53.40.846.70.8
Public only48.81.944.22.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private68.
Medicare and public60.
Medicare only54.11.549.31.5
Family incomecNegative/poor40.51.538.61.6
Near poor/low48.01.343.71.3
EducationLess than high school42.
High school graduate52.70.948.21.0
At least some college62.90.757.00.8
Residence locationdLarge central metro51.91.1DNADNA
Large fringe metro60.21.1DNADNA
Medium metro56.01.2DNADNA
Small metro59.41.6DNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)54.31.9DNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)49.12.0DNADNA

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

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.