Table 1_3_1-2a

2010 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,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 60.10.661.30.754.41.853.62.8DSUDSU36.76.855.95.6
65 and over66.50.867.90.959.32.657.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private60.
Public only52.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private71.
Medicare and public61.72.466.02.854.75.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare only59.81.661.61.852.24.548.07.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor41.81.944.
Near poor/low50.41.450.71.751.93.738.26.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school43.81.545.01.743.83.526.64.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate57.
At least some college67.50.868.20.966.72.462.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSU59.58.7
Location of residencedMetropolitan60.90.762.20.855.81.953.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSU58.56.9
  Large central metro56.31.358.21.653.02.946.64.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro63.11.363.01.560.
  Medium metro63.
  Small metro61.12.362.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)59.12.359.92.546.56.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)54.31.955.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities60.
Complex activities58.51.559.81.752.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities60.70.861.90.954.

a Cancer screening determined if received colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, or a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.� Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

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c Negative or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; near poor/low, over 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.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.