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Disparities Data Details C-16 by Sexual Orientation for 2015

Disparities Details by Sexual Orientation for 2015
C-16 : Adults receiving colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines (age-adjusted, percent, 50–75 years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 52.1 (2008)
2020 Target: 70.5
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Sexual Orientation for C-16

C-16 Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Adults receiving colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines (age-adjusted, percent, 50–75 years)

2020 Baseline (year): 52.1 (2008)
2020 Target: 70.5
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Sexual Orientation 2015 Disparity
Gay/Lesbian 70.8
CI 63.3/78.3
SE 3.831
x 1.000
Best rate
Straight 62.4
CI 61.2/63.7
SE 0.646
x 1.134
CI
1.000/ 1.242

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2015
  • The better group rate for this objective, 70.8% (age adjusted), was attained by persons identifying as gay/lesbian.
  • The worse group rate for this objective, 62.4% (age adjusted), was attained by persons identifying as straight.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 8.4 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was 1.134 times the worst group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2015

Persons identifying as gay/lesbian achieved the better group rate for this objective, 70.8% (age adjusted).

The better group rate was 1.134 times the rate among persons identifying as straight.

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