Table 1_3_2_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_2.2a
Adults age 50 and over who ever received a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.40.656.60.750.01.848.12.8DSUDSU35.36.848.75.5
Age, not age adjusted50-6449.70.950.
65 and over62.30.963.
Health insurance,b ages 50-64, not age adjustedAll persons ages 50-6453.70.954.
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedAll persons age 65 and over62.30.963.
  Medicare and private66.
  Medicare and public58.12.562.22.950.95.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare only56.11.758.11.948.24.448.07.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor36.
Near poor/low45.51.445.71.747.33.731.36.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school38.41.439.31.639.83.520.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate52.
At least some college63.30.964.00.962.42.657.13.5DSUDSUDSUDSU56.88.6
Location of residencedMetropolitan56.20.757.60.851.61.948.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSU49.67.0
  Large central metro50.71.452.41.748.82.940.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro59.41.459.41.556.
  Medium metro58.21.359.21.456.
  Small metro57.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)50.71.851.71.938.66.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities55.
Complex activities52.51.653.81.847.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities56.40.857.40.951.82.351.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSU42.68.6

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, except where indicated.

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 household 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

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_2_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.