Table 1_3_3_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_3.1
Adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years,a United States, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.70.517.10.422.10.524.00.5
65 and over16.50.719.40.625.20.726.60.8
Asian only15.
Black only13.
White only14.90.517.40.522.10.524.60.5
Multiple racesDSUDSU17.54.328.95.520.45.2
EthnicityHispanic, all races11.
Non-Hispanic, all races14.90.517.50.422.60.524.70.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black13.
  Non-Hispanic, White15.20.517.90.522.70.625.20.6
Health insurance,b ages 50-64Private13.50.716.10.621.20.723.70.7
Public only17.11.618.01.521.41.622.62.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private17.
Medicare and public15.91.720.81.725.51.920.72.0
Medicare only14.61.316.
Family incomecNegative/poor10.
Near poor/low13.
EducationLess than high school11.70.912.40.815.40.916.60.8
High school graduate12.70.716.50.721.30.822.90.8
At least some college17.20.719.90.626.20.729.10.8
Location of residencedMetropolitan15.30.5DNADNADNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro15.60.916.40.8DNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro14.11.417.51.3DNADNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)13.51.516.41.4DNADNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)10.71.415.01.3DNADNADNADNA
Activity limitationsdBasic activities14.60.8DNADNADNADNADNADNA
Complex activities14.61.1DNADNADNADNADNADNA
No limits in basic or complex15.30.6DNADNADNADNADNADNA

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.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_3_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.