Table 1_3_1-2a

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_1.2a
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 race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total55.50.656.80.648.61.642.43.8**38.19.355.85.1
Age, not age adjusted50–6449.20.750.40.843.51.937.44.3**43.810.539.06.6
65 and over63.10.864.30.854.62.648.46.8******
GenderMale56.60.858.20.846.92.442.85.3****51.57.7
Female54.80.755.80.849.92.142.94.7****59.96.2
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate53.40.854.50.947.42.637.95.1******
Public48.81.948.72.348.14.1********
Uninsured24.11.724.11.925.73.9********
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private68.21.068.51.063.74.068.48.7******
Medicare and public60.22.162.62.452.94.7********
Medicare only54.11.555.31.749.03.8********
Family incomecNegative/poor40.51.540.61.839.33.4********
Near poor/low48.01.348.71.545.63.637.28.1******
Middle54.31.155.61.249.23.633.06.6******
High63.70.964.01.063.84.156.64.6******
EducationLess than high school42.41.243.11.439.92.8********
High school graduate52.70.953.61.049.12.835.88.1******
At least some college62.90.763.80.757.82.648.94.7****64.96.0
Residence locationdLarge central metro51.91.153.11.349.72.440.25.2******
Large fringe metro60.21.160.91.259.83.849.36.4******
Medium metro56.01.257.61.241.63.542.49.4******
Small metro59.41.660.21.852.65.0********
Micropolitan (nonmetro)54.31.955.21.941.54.8********
Noncore (nonmetro)49.12.050.01.939.94.2********

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: 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_1-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/1_cancer/T1_3_1-2a.html