Table 1_3_3-1

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_3.1
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years,a United States, 1998-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.70.517.10.422.10.524.00.534.60.6
65 and over16.50.719.40.625.20.726.60.838.50.8
Asian only15.
Black only13.
White only14.90.517.40.522.10.524.60.5DNCDNC
Multiple racesDSUDSU17.54.328.95.520.45.2DNCDNC
EthnicityHispanic, all races11.
Non-Hispanic, all races14.90.517.50.422.60.524.70.535.40.6
Non-Hispanic, Black13.
Non-Hispanic, White15.20.517.90.522.70.625.20.6DNCDNC
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private13.50.716.10.621.20.723.70.733.90.8
Public only17.11.618.01.521.41.622.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private17.
Medicare and public15.91.720.81.725.51.920.
Medicare only14.61.316.
Family incomecNegative/poor10.
Near poor/low13.
EducationLess than high school11.70.912.40.815.40.916.60.825.60.9
High school graduate12.70.716.50.721.30.822.90.833.60.9
At least some college17.20.719.90.626.20.729.10.840.70.8
Location of residencedMetropolitan15.30.5DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro15.60.916.40.8DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro14.11.417.51.3DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)13.51.516.41.4DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)10.71.415.01.3DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Activity limitationsdBasic activities14.60.8DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.6DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA

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_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.