Table 1_3_1_1

2011 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_1.1
Men and women ages 50-75 who report that they had a blood stool test in the past year, sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years and blood stool test in the past 3 years, or a colonoscopy in the past 10 years,a United States, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.745.00.639.60.634.10.6
RaceAI/AN only28.75.729.07.8DSUDSU34.98.6
Asian only47.53.331.33.528.33.722.73.6
Black only48.21.939.11.735.91.730.01.8
White only53.40.846.30.740.30.735.10.6
Multiple races39.35.336.55.440.
EthnicityHispanic, all races35.
Non-Hispanic, all races53.90.846.40.640.50.735.00.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black48.71.939.01.735.91.730.11.8
  Non-Hispanic, White55.20.848.00.741.40.735.80.7
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private53.
Public only46.
Health insurance, ages 65-75All persons ages 65-7560.
  Medicare and private66.51.560.11.350.91.447.51.3
  Medicare and public59.
  Medicare only50.
Family incomecNegative/poor34.
Near poor/low42.01.737.61.530.81.627.91.5
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school35.41.733.31.427.
High school graduate48.91.342.
At least some college58.80.950.40.844.90.938.90.9
Location of residencedMetropolitan53.20.844.60.740.10.734.40.7
  Large central metro47.01.540.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro56.21.550.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro56.21.644.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro54.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)50.22.445.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitationsdBasic activities53.11.441.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities51.51.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities52.60.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Age data and health insurance data for ages 65-75 are unadjusted.

b. A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.

c. �Negative/poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.