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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of US Adults with Health Insurance, aged 50-64 years, surveyed in the period of 2002-2008

From: The association between state mandates of colorectal cancer screening coverage and colorectal cancer screening utilization among US adults aged 50 to 64 years with health insurance

Characteristics Unweighted, N (%) Weighted %
Year of the survey    
2002 45465 (15.5) 22.3
2004 62271 (21.2) 23.7
2006 82923 (28.2) 26.1
2008 102967 (35.1) 27.9
Age    
50-54 105041 (35.8) 40.6
55-59 100781 (34.3) 32.8
60-64 87804 (29.9) 26.6
Sex    
Male 117328 (40.0) 49.0
Female 176298 (60.0) 51.0
Annual Household income    
<25,000 50398 (17.2) 14.8
25,000-<50,000 75277 (25.6) 23.6
> = 50000 135243 (46.1) 50.8
Missing 32568 (11.1) 10.8
Education    
Less than high school or High School 100382 (34.2) 34.2
Some college or College graduate 192786 (65.8) 65.8
Race    
White, non-Hispanic 246930 (84.4) 79.1
Black, non-Hispanic 19904 (6.8) 8.0
Hispanic 10685 (3.7) 7.4
Other, Multi-racial, non-Hispanic 13615 (4.7) 5.5
Health status    
Excellent or Very good 678834 (51.5) 53.6
Good 396194 (30.1) 30.1
Fair or poor 241939 (18.4) 16.3
Marital status    
Divorced/Widowed/Separated 81354 (27.8) 20.0
Single 21170 (7.2) 5.2
Married/member of unmarried couple 190143 (65.0) 74.7
State privately insured population*    
Low 79047 (26.9) 38.7
Medium 101351 (34.5) 30.2
High 113228 (38.6) 31.1
  1. Note: Missing responses constituted less than 0.8% on all of the above variables, except income for which missing values were coded as a separate category. * State-level variable from the Census[19] and expressed in tertiles of the distribution of the states' proportion of adults aged 50 to 64 years with private insurance.