Percentage of Adults Ages 50 Years and Older Who Reported They
Had Never Had a Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 606 33.8 1.2 31.4 36.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 251 37.8 2.0 33.9 41.8
Female 355 30.6 1.5 27.7 33.4
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 546 33.3 1.3 30.8 35.7
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 20 39.1 7.6 24.2 53.9
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 14 38.0 9.2 20.1 56.0
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 6 34.1 12.3 10.0 58.2
Hispanic 14 37.2 9.2 19.2 55.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 58 35.2 4.2 27.0 43.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 236 36.4 2.1 32.4 40.4
Some College 166 33.6 2.3 29.0 38.2
College Graduate 144 30.2 2.3 25.6 34.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 55 32.5 4.0 24.7 40.4
$15,000 - $24,999 106 36.2 3.1 30.1 42.4
$25,000 - $34,999 82 33.9 3.3 27.4 40.5
$35,000 - $49,999 85 31.2 3.1 25.2 37.2
$50,000+ 154 34.2 2.4 29.5 38.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 339 40.6 1.9 36.9 44.3
Out of Work 4 18.2 9.3 0.0 36.5
Homemaker / Student 18 21.0 4.6 11.9 30.1
Retired 214 28.2 1.8 24.7 31.7
Unable to Work 28 33.7 5.9 22.1 45.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 324 33.6 1.6 30.5 36.8
Divorced / Separated 105 39.0 3.3 32.5 45.4
Widowed 144 30.5 2.3 26.1 35.0
Never Married 26 41.6 6.7 28.5 54.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 108 24.7 2.3 20.2 29.2
Living without a Disability 496 36.5 1.4 33.7 39.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 41 41.2 5.2 30.9 51.4
Rural 109 41.0 3.3 34.5 47.4
Densely-settled Rural 99 35.6 3.1 29.5 41.6
Semi-urban 126 38.2 2.9 32.5 43.8
Urban 224 27.7 1.8 24.3 31.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 105 28.5 2.6 23.4 33.6
Excellent to Good 498 35.2 1.4 32.4 37.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 52 31.2 4.1 23.2 39.2
<14 days mental health not good 540 34.3 1.3 31.8 36.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 48 51.3 5.7 40.0 62.5
Insured 557 32.8 1.2 30.4 35.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 227 35.8 2.1 31.7 39.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 211 33.1 2.0 29.2 37.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 125 30.9 2.6 25.9 36.0

Numerator: Respondents who reported they have never had a blood
stool test or a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exam.
Denominator: All respondents ages 50 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.