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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 23)

From: Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: A qualitative study

Characteristics  
Female (%) 60.9
Mean Age (range) 62.3 (52–74)
Race (%)
White 34.8
Black 39.1
Other 26.1
Hispanic or Latino origin (%) 26.1
Health Insurance (%)
Private 4.3
Medicare 21.7
Medicaid 39.1
Free Care1 30.4
Uninsured 4.3
Primary Language (%)
English 34.8
Portuguese/Portuguese Creole 26.1
Spanish 8.7
Haitian Creole 30.4
Education (%)
Less than high school 47.8
High School only/Vocational/Trade 26.1
College or higher 26.1
Annual Income (%)
< $5,000 17.4
$5,000–$9,999 34.8
$10,000–$14,999 21.7
≥ $15,000 17.4
Don't know/refused 8.7
Employment (%)
Employed full or part-time 69.6
Retired 13.0
Unemployed 17.4
Screened for Colorectal Cancer (%)
Yes 30.4
No 69.6
  1. 1After being determined ineligible for other payment options, Massachusetts residents can apply for help paying for health center bills from the Massachusetts uncompensated (free) care pool.