Table 1_3_2-1

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_2.1
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a United States, 2000 and 2005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.80.639.00.5
Age, not age adjusted50–6443.40.732.90.7
65 and over57.30.846.20.8
RaceAI/AN only32.
Asian only34.
Black only42.61.632.71.5
White only51.20.640.10.6
Multiple races47.94.847.36.6
EthnicityHispanic, all races32.31.827.91.6
Non-Hispanic, all races51.10.639.70.6
Non-Hispanic, Black42.41.632.91.5
Non-Hispanic, White52.90.640.80.6
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate47.50.835.00.8
Public only41.81.932.82.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private62.
Medicare and public52.
Medicare only48.41.538.41.5
Family incomecNegative/poor35.61.529.41.5
Near poor/low41.71.334.31.3
EducationLess than high school37.
High school graduate46.
At least some college57.20.746.10.9
Residence locationdLarge central metro46.41.1DNADNA
Large fringe metro56.01.1DNADNA
Medium metro48.71.1DNADNA
Small metro52.61.9DNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)48.91.9DNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)43.51.9DNADNA

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

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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.

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_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.