Table 1_3_2-2a

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_2.2a
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a by race, United States, 2005
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.80.651.20.642.61.634.23.1DSUDSU32.
Age, not age adjusted50–6443.40.744.70.838.21.931.14.1DSUDSU33.29.431.95.9
65 and over57.30.858.80.847.82.637.95.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate47.50.848.50.942.52.632.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private62.
Medicare and public52.
Medicare only48.41.549.91.740.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor35.61.536.51.933.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low41.71.342.41.639.93.628.17.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school37.
High school graduate46.
At least some college57.20.758.30.851.82.742.74.5DSUDSUDSUDSU59.65.9
Residence locationdLarge central metro46.
Large fringe metro56.
Medium metro48.
Small metro52.61.953.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)48.91.949.
Noncore (nonmetro)43.51.944.51.833.04.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.