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Table 2 Percentages of sample, by socio-demographic and survey characteristics

From: Disparities in preventive procedures: comparisons of self-report and Medicare claims data

  PSA Testing Influenza Vaccination Pap Smear Testing Cholesterol Testing Mammography Colorectal Cancer Testing*
  N = 7,009 N = 18,315 N = 4,784 N = 10,421 N = 7,404 N = 1,474
Minority       
   Hispanic, African American 10.1 9.9 13.3 13.2 11.8 8.8
   Majority 89.9 90.1 86.7 86.8 88.2 91.2
Age       
   65–69 16.4 14.2 19.7 15.5 17.9 16.7
   70–74 35.2 30.6 34.6 31.1 33.8 35.1
   75–79 24.9 25.6 25.3 25.0 25.6 26.7
   80–84 15.4 17.1 13.4 16.6 15.0 14.3
   85 + 8.2 12.5 7.1 11.8 7.8 7.2
Education       
   <HS graduate 26.7 29.1 25.1 30.3 25.8 23.5
   >=HS Graduate 73.3 70.9 74.9 69.7 74.2 76.5
Metropolitan Area       
   No 27.2 29.5 25.2 27.1 26.5 26.6
   Yes 72.8 70.5 74.8 72.9 73.5 73.4
Income       
   <=25,000 annual 43.4 56.6 59.0 56.9 59.9 50.3
   >25,000 annual 56.6 43.4 41.0 43.1 40.1 49.7
Lives Alone       
   No 82.9 67.5 60.1 67.2 59.1 69.8
   Yes 17.1 32.5 39.9 32.8 40.9 30.2
Proxy Responded       
   No 90.2 92.5 96.7 92.2 96.8 94.2
   Yes 9.7 7.4 3.2 7.8 3.1 5.8
Supplemental insurance       
   None 12.5 10.1 8.4 12.7 7.7 8.3
   Medicaid 4.2 7.5 8.7 9.0 8.7 5.5
   Private Insurance 83.3 82.3 82.8 78.3 83.5 86.2
MCBS Survey Years       
   2 36.5 37.1 38.6 37.1 37.6 39.3
   3 32.8 32.5 32.3 33.0 33.1 31.7
   4 30.6 30.4 29.1 29.9 29.3 29
Activities of Daily Living1 1.32 1.54 1.43 1.54 1.48 1.41
Self-assessed health status2 2.67 2.73 2.63 2.75 2.65 2.70
Sex       
   Male 100 42.1 0 41.8 0 43.8
   Female 0 57.90 100 58.2 100 56.2
  1. 1 On a 3-point scale, with higher scores indicating more impairment.
  2. 2 On a 5-point scale, with higher scores indicating poorer health.
  3. * Includes fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy.