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
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******
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate53.40.854.50.947.42.637.95.1******
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private68.******
Medicare and public60.********
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******
EducationLess than high school42.********
High school graduate52.70.953.******
At least some college62.90.763.80.757.82.648.94.7****64.96.0
Residence locationdLarge central metro51.******
Large fringe metro60.******
Medium metro56.******
Small metro59.41.660.21.852.65.0********
Micropolitan (nonmetro)54.31.955.21.941.54.8********
Noncore (nonmetro)********

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.