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Volume 3: No. 2, April 2006

Colorectal Cancer Test Use Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic U.S. Populations

State Hispanic, % (95% Confidence Interval) Non-Hispanic, % (95% Confidence Interval)
Colorado 35.7 (27.7-43.7) 60.1 (57.3-62.9)
California 40.3 (32.1-48.5) 58.7 (55.7-61.7)
Texas 38.2 (32.0-44.4) 53.0 (50.5-55.5)
Arizona 47.1 (37.8-56.4) 58.0 (54.3-61.7)
Florida 46.7 (39.1-54.3) 57.0 (54.8-59.2)
New York 49.5 (37.7-61.3) 59.1 (56.4-61.8)
New Mexico 43.6 (38.8-48.4) 47.8 (45.0-50.6)
New Jersey 51.4 (40.2-62.6) 55.3 (51.6-59.0)
Massachusetts 61.5 (52.8-70.2) 60.1 (57.9-62.3)

Figure. Age-adjusted percentage of Hispanic and non-Hispanic adults aged 50 years and older in selected states who reported receiving colorectal cancer screening (fecal occult blood test within past year, lower endoscopy within 10 years, or both) as recommended, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002. Lines within bars represent 95% confidence intervals. Puerto Rico had too few non-Hispanic respondents to include in the comparison.

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