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Data table for Figure 39Colorectal tests or procedures among adults 50–75 years of age, by education level: United States, 2000–2010

Education levelPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
50–75 years33.90.639.10.644.30.651.60.758.70.7
 No high school diploma25.
 High school graduate or GED33.
 Some college36.
 Bachelor’s degree or higher39.21.346.

NOTES: SE is standard error. GED is General Educational Development high school equivalency diploma. Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Totals include those with unknown education level. Colorectal tests or procedures include reports of home fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the past year, sigmoidoscopy procedure in the past 5 years with FOBT in the past 3 years, or colonoscopy in the past 10 years. Colorectal tests or procedures are performed for diagnostic and screening purposes. See Appendix II, Colorectal tests or procedures; Education. Also see Table 92.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey. See Appendix I, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

From: Data Tables for Special Feature: Figures 22–41

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Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
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