Table 1_3_2-1

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_2.1
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a United States, 1998-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.40.649.80.643.50.639.00.537.40.5
65 and over62.30.957.30.850.60.846.20.844.00.7
RaceAI/AN only35.36.832.
Asian only48.12.834.
Black only50.01.842.61.637.91.532.71.5DNCDNC
White only56.60.751.20.644.50.640.10.6DNCDNC
Multiple races48.75.547.94.835.55.547.36.6DNCDNC
EthnicityHispanic, all races38.81.932.31.830.41.627.91.626.71.6
Non-Hispanic, all races56.90.751.10.644.40.639.70.638.20.6
Non-Hispanic, Black50.41.842.41.638.11.532.91.5DNCDNC
Non-Hispanic, White58.40.752.90.645.60.640.80.6DNCDNC
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private55.
Public only46.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private66.
Medicare and public58.12.552.
Medicare only56.11.748.41.540.31.638.41.536.61.5
Family incomecNegative/poor36.
Near poor/low45.51.441.71.334.
EducationLess than high school38.41.437.
High school graduate52.
At least some college63.30.957.20.751.00.846.10.944.40.8
Location of residencedMetropolitan56.20.7DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro50.71.446.41.1DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro59.41.456.01.1DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Medium metro58.21.348.71.1DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Small metro57.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)50.71.843.51.9DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Activity limitationsdBasic activities55.41.1DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities56.40.8DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA

a 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.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

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_2-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.