Percentage of Adults Ages 50 Years and Older Who Reported
They Had Not Received a Fecal Occult Blood Test for
Colorectal Cancer within the Preceding Two Years

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1174 66.0 1.2 63.6 68.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 439 66.4 2.0 62.6 70.3
Female 735 65.7 1.6 62.6 68.7
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1072 65.9 1.3 63.4 68.4
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 38 72.5 6.2 60.4 84.6
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 22 63.7 9.4 45.3 82.0
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 8 47.2 13.4 20.9 73.6
Hispanic 27 69.8 7.9 54.2 85.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 131 81.3 3.2 75.0 87.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 430 66.5 2.1 62.4 70.5
Some College 314 63.9 2.4 59.1 68.6
College Graduate 296 62.7 2.4 58.0 67.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 126 76.5 3.8 69.1 83.9
$15,000 - $24,999 202 67.4 3.0 61.5 73.4
$25,000 - $34,999 162 70.4 3.3 64.0 76.8
$35,000 - $49,000 162 61.6 3.2 55.3 67.9
$50,000+ 279 61.9 2.5 57.1 66.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 545 66.4 1.8 62.9 70.0
Out of Work 14 64.9 12.6 40.3 89.5
Homemaker / Student 48 57.4 5.9 45.9 68.9
Retired 508 66.3 1.9 62.7 69.9
Unable to Work 54 65.8 6.3 53.5 78.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 597 63.3 1.6 60.1 66.5
Divorced / Separated 187 70.0 3.1 63.9 76.1
Widowed 327 71.4 2.3 66.9 75.8
Never Married 51 79.3 5.3 69.0 89.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 267 62.3 2.7 57.0 67.6
Living without a Disability 899 67.0 1.4 64.3 69.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 81 75.2 4.5 66.5 84.0
Rural 185 73.4 3.1 67.3 79.4
Densely-settled Rural 189 67.0 3.0 61.1 73.0
Semi-urban 222 67.9 2.8 62.4 73.4
Urban 489 61.3 1.9 57.5 65.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 241 64.9 2.8 59.4 70.4
Excellent to Good 927 66.3 1.4 63.6 69.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 107 62.5 4.2 54.2 70.8
<14 days mental health not good 1039 66.6 1.3 64.0 69.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 76 78.8 4.3 70.3 87.3
Insured 1097 65.3 1.3 62.8 67.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 434 67.2 2.0 63.2 71.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 409 64.3 2.1 60.2 68.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 255 64.8 2.7 59.5 70.2

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had not had
a fecal occult blood test within the preceding two years.
Denominator: All respondents ages 50 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.