Table 1_3_2_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_2.1
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a United States, 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.40.649.80.643.50.639.00.5
65 and over62.30.957.30.850.60.846.20.8
RaceAI/AN only35.36.832.
Asian only48.12.834.
Black only50.01.842.61.637.91.532.71.5
White only56.60.751.20.644.50.640.10.6
Multiple races48.75.547.94.835.55.547.36.6
EthnicityHispanic, all races38.81.932.31.830.41.627.91.6
Non-Hispanic, all races56.90.751.10.644.40.639.70.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black50.41.842.41.638.11.532.91.5
  Non-Hispanic, White58.40.752.90.645.60.640.80.6
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private55.
Public only46.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private66.
Medicare and public58.12.552.
Medicare only56.11.748.41.540.31.638.41.5
Family incomecNegative/poor36.
Near poor/low45.51.441.71.334.
EducationLess than high school38.41.437.
High school graduate52.
At least some college63.30.957.20.751.00.846.10.9
Location of residencedMetropolitan56.20.7DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro50.71.446.41.1DNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro59.41.456.01.1DNADNADNADNA
  Medium metro58.21.348.71.1DNADNADNADNA
  Small metro57.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)50.71.843.51.9DNADNADNADNA
Activity limitationsdBasic activities55.41.1DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Complex activities52.51.6DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities56.40.8DNADNADNADNADNADNA

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, 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.

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.


Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.