Table 1_3_1-2a

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 1_3_1.2a
Adults age 50 and over who received colorectal cancer screening (ever received colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, or a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years),a by race, United States, 2005
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.50.656.80.648.61.642.43.8DSUDSU38.19.355.85.1
Age, not age adjusted50–6449.20.750.40.843.51.937.44.3DSUDSU43.810.539.06.6
65 and over63.10.864.30.854.62.648.46.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate53.40.854.50.947.42.637.95.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private68.
Medicare and public60.
Medicare only54.11.555.31.749.03.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor40.51.540.61.839.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low48.01.348.71.545.63.637.28.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school42.
High school graduate52.70.953.
At least some college62.90.763.80.757.82.648.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSU64.96.0
Residence locationdLarge central metro51.
Large fringe metro60.
Medium metro56.
Small metro59.41.660.21.852.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)54.31.955.21.941.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)

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

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

c Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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 people 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.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.