Table 2.

Reported home FOBT in the past year, U.S. adults aged 50 to 75, NHIS 2000–2008a

 2000 % (95% CI)2003 % (95% CI)2005 % (95% CI)2008 % (95% CI)Percentage point change, 2000–2008
Overall17.4 (16.4–18.3)14.8 (13.8–15.9)12.7 (11.8–13.6)10.9 (10.0–12.0)−6.5
Race/ethnicity
NH white18.3 (17.2–19.4)15.0 (13.9–16.2)13.4 (12.4–14.5)11.2 (10.0–12.4)−7.1
NH black14.7 (12.0–17.8)15.2 (12.7–18.1)10.0 (8.0–12.4)10.3 (8.0–13.2)−4.4
Hispanic9.8 (7.5–12.5)11.2 (8.2–15.0)8.6 (6.4–11.5)8.9 (6.5–12.0)−0.9b
NH Asian15.8 (8.2–28.4)11.3 (7.3–17.1)14.8 (8.3–25.2)12.2 (9.1–16.2)−3.6b
Education
>HS21.0 (19.4–22.6)16.9 (15.4–18.5)14.9 (13.6–16.4)12.7 (11.1–14.5)−8.3
HS graduate16.2 (14.7–17.9)14.2 (12.6–15.9)11.7 (10.5–13.1)9.7 (8.2–11.5)−6.5
<HS11.6 (10.1–13.4)10.8 (9.1–12.8)9.7 (8.0–11.9)7.5 (6.0–9.3)−4.1
Time in the United States
Born in United States18.0 (17.0–19.1)15.4 (14.3–16.5)13.1 (12.1–14.2)11.1 (10.0–12.3)−6.9
Immigrant, in United States 10+ years13.9 (11.0–17.3)11.1 (8.7–14.0)10.4 (8.1–13.4)10.3 (8.0–13.1)−3.6b
Immigrant, in United States <10 years1.1 (0.2–5.2)5.8 (2.7–12.1)2.9 (1.1–7.4)4.8 (1.7–12.7)+3.7b
Family income (% FPL)
500%+22.4 (20.0–25.1)18.5 (16.0–21.2)14.9 (13.0–17.0)14.0 (11.0–17.6)−8.4
400%–<500%18.5 (14.7–23.0)15.2 (12.4–18.4)10.7 (8.1–14.1)9.9 (6.9–14.0)−8.6
300%–<400%16.9 (14.0–20.2)15.8 (13.1–19.1)13.8 (11.2–17.0)10.8 (8.5–13.6)−6.1
200%–<300%17.1 (14.7–19.7)12.9 (10.7–15.6)14.0 (11.5–16.9)9.9 (7.7–12.7)−7.2
<200%12.8 (11.2–14.6)11.3 (9.7–13.0)10.2 (8.7–11.9)9.1 (7.7–10.9)−3.6
Health insurance—ages 50–64
Private non-HMO17.0 (15.5–18.6)14.4 (12.9–16.0)10.9 (9.7–12.3)9.1 (7.8–10.5)−7.9
Private HMO16.0 (14.1–18.0)14.7 (12.7–17.0)13.4 (11.6–15.3)11.6 (9.5–14.1)−4.4
Public13.8 (10.9–17.2)15.9 (13.2–19.0)14.0 (11.5–16.9)10.8 (8.7–13.4)−3.0b
Uninsured7.0 (5.2–9.5)4.7 (3.5–6.4)4.0 (2.9–5.5)5.3 (3.4–8.0)−1.7b
Health insurance—ages 65–75
Medicare + private21.1 (18.7–23.7)16.8 (14.4–19.6)15.6 (13.3–18.1)15.7 (12.4–19.7)−5.4
Medicare HMO29.6 (24.6–35.2)22.7 (16.8–29.8)17.5 (12.3–24.4)15.9 (10.7–22.8)−13.6
Medicare, no supplemental13.3 (10.0–17.7)15.4 (11.6–20.1)14.5 (11.1–18.8)8.2 (5.4–12.1)−5.1
Medicaid, military, and other government11.3 (6.7–18.3)15.4 (12.2–19.2)15.8 (11.3–21.6)11.4 (7.7–16.6)+0.1b
Uninsured or Medicare Part A only28.1 (15.9–44.7)6.6 (2.9–14.5)4.2 (1.5–11.3)12.9 (5.8–26.4)−15.2b
Has usual source of care
Yes (excluding ER)18.3 (17.3–19.3)15.6 (14.6–16.7)13.4 (12.5–14.3)11.5 (10.5–12.6)−6.8
No5.8 (3.7–9.1)3.5 (2.2–5.6)4.5 (2.2–9.0)2.6 (1.4–4.6)−3.2b
# Physician visits in past year
2 or more20.1 (19.0–21.3)17.3 (16.1–18.5)14.8 (13.8–15.9)12.2 (11.1–13.5)−7.9
115.9 (13.4–18.7)11.6 (9.5–14.1)8.9 (7.2–10.9)9.9 (7.7–12.7)−6.0
None2.2 (1.4–3.4)2.0 (1.3–3.3)2.7 (1.6–4.5)2.1 (1.3–3.4)−0.1b
  • aOverall and subgroup trends are statistically significant at α = 0.05, unless otherwise noted.

  • bTrend for this subgroup is not statistically significant at α = 0.05.