Table 1_3_1-2c

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_1.2c
Adults age 50 and over who received colorectal cancer screening,a by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 60.10.641.81.950.41.458.
65 and over66.50.846.52.958.01.968.71.576.51.5
Asian only53.62.8DSUDSU38.26.653.35.667.44.8
Black only54.41.839.83.851.93.756.23.868.33.2
White only61.30.744.
EthnicityHispanic, all races42.81.929.
Non-Hispanic, all races61.70.744.
Non-Hispanic, Black54.81.840.23.952.53.756.53.868.43.2
Non-Hispanic, White63.10.749.22.553.11.959.91.470.41.1
Health insurance,c ages 50-64Private60.
Public only52.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private71.
Medicare and public61.72.446.64.454.45.476.04.674.25.5
Medicare only59.81.644.14.652.52.863.62.871.63.8
EducationLess than high school43.81.537.82.740.32.649.52.546.14.3
High school graduate57.
At least some college67.50.847.23.553.82.464.61.572.91.0
Location of residencedMetropolitan60.90.740.82.450.41.858.81.470.01.1
  Large central metro56.31.335.
  Large fringe metro63.11.340.
  Medium metro63.
  Small metro61.12.350.25.848.04.861.13.369.83.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)59.12.346.15.653.73.757.53.367.23.9
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)54.31.942.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities60.
Complex activities58.51.545.
Neither basic nor complex activities60.70.837.63.346.

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.

b 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.

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