Table 18_3_2-1a

2009 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 18_3_2.1a
Adults age 50 and over who did not receive a blood stool test in the past 2 years or did not ever have a sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy, United States, 2008
Population group PercentSE
Total 32.00.2
65 and over22.90.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White only29.20.2
Non-Hispanic, Black only34.00.7
Non-Hispanic, other race only48.61.0
Non-Hispanic, multiracial41.41.3
EducationbLess than high school45.40.7
High school graduate35.10.3
Some college30.90.4
Family incomeLess than $15,00044.30.7
$15,000 to less than $25,00037.90.5
$25,000 to less than $35,00032.70.6
$35,000 to less than $50,00031.40.5
$50,000 or more27.30.3

a This is preferred race which includes people of mixed race who identified a particular race, to be the one that best represents their identity.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and some college, more than 12 years of education.

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, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 18_3_2-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.