Table 1_3_1_1_2a

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_2a
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 by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 52.20.753.40.848.21.947.53.3DSUDSU28.75.739.35.3
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private53.
Health insurance, ages 65-75All persons ages 65-7560.
  Medicare and private66.51.566.61.669.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and public59.
  Medicare only50.
Family incomecNegative/poor34.
Near poor/low42.01.742.
EducationLess than high school35.41.735.91.938.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate48.91.350.41.542.53.349.67.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college58.80.959.
Location of residencedMetropolitan53.20.854.50.948.
  Large central metro47.01.548.81.843.02.939.34.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro56.21.555.91.656.33.761.56.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro56.21.657.31.753.54.552.36.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro54.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)50.22.450.62.544.55.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitationsdBasic activities53.11.453.81.649.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities51.51.953.
Neither basic nor complex activities52.60.953.70.948.42.447.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over 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_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.