Table 1_3_3-1

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_3.1
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years,a United States, 2000 and 2005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.10.424.00.5
Age, not age adjusted50–6415.10.521.90.6
65 and over19.40.626.60.8
RaceAI/AN onlyDSUDSU25.86.9
Asian only12.92.324.43.6
Black only15.
White only17.40.524.60.5
Multiple races17.54.320.45.2
EthnicityHispanic, all races12.11.313.51.2
Non-Hispanic, all races17.50.424.70.5
Non-Hispanic, Black15.
Non-Hispanic, White17.90.525.20.6
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate16.10.623.70.7
Public only18.01.522.62.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private20.80.828.51.0
Medicare and public20.81.720.72.0
Medicare only16.
Family incomecNegative/poor11.
Near poor/low15.40.920.31.1
EducationLess than high school12.40.816.60.8
High school graduate16.50.722.90.8
At least some college19.90.629.10.8
Residence locationdLarge central metro16.40.8DNADNA
Large fringe metro16.40.8DNADNA
Medium metro19.50.9DNADNA
Small metro17.51.3DNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)16.41.4DNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)15.01.3DNADNA

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_3-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.