Table 1_3_1-2b

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_1.2b
Adults age 50 and over who received colorectal cancer screening,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 60.10.661.70.763.10.754.81.842.81.9
65 and over66.50.867.60.969.10.959.82.650.92.9
Health insurance,b ages 50-64.Private60.
Public only52.
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private71.
Medicare and public61.72.464.92.770.
Medicare only59.81.660.81.762.71.952.84.650.44.5
Family incomecNegative/poor41.81.944.
Near poor/low50.41.452.51.653.11.952.53.739.03.5
EducationLess than high school43.81.546.81.748.
High school graduate57.
At least some college67.50.868.20.869.00.966.82.554.23.4
Location of residencedMetropolitan60.90.762.70.864.40.856.31.943.92.0
  Large central metro56.31.359.11.562.21.853.82.942.12.8
  Large fringe metro63.11.364.21.464.31.561.03.345.25.3
  Medium metro63.
  Small metro61.12.362.32.464.12.348.05.847.16.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)59.12.359.82.360.52.446.56.4DSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)54.31.955.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities60.
Complex activities58.51.560.01.661.61.852.
Neither basic nor complex activities60.70.862.40.963.70.955.52.341.62.5

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: 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_1-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.