Table 1_3_3-2c

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_3.2c
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years,a by family income,b United States, 2005
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.10.411.
Age, not age adjusted50–6415.
65 and over19.40.614.41.617.
Black only15.
White only17.
EthnicityHispanic, all races12.11.310.
Non-Hispanic, all races17.50.411.
Non-Hispanic, Black15.
Non-Hispanic, White17.
Health insurance,c ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate16.10.6DSUDSU13.
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private20.80.812.
Medicare and public20.81.717.02.722.
Medicare only16.
EducationLess than high school12.
High school graduate16.50.714.
At least some college19.90.616.52.617.11.620.
Residence locationdLarge central metro16.40.812.
Large fringe metro16.40.815.23.310.91.816.31.718.61.5
Medium metro19.50.913.
Small metro17.51.3DSUDSU17.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)15.01.3DSUDSU16.72.716.

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

b 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.

c 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.

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_3-2c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.