Percentage of Adults Ages 50 Years and Older Who Reported They
Had Never Had A Sigmoidoscopy Or A Colonoscopy Exam

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 983 55.8 1.3 53.2 58.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 378 57.9 2.1 53.9 62.0
Female 605 54.0 1.6 50.8 57.2
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 884 54.9 1.3 52.3 57.5
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 34 62.9 7.1 49.0 76.8
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 23 65.8 9.3 47.6 83.9
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 10 61.1 13.4 34.9 87.4
Hispanic 25 63.1 8.6 46.1 80.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 83 52.0 4.4 43.4 60.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 376 59.4 2.1 55.3 63.5
Some College 258 52.2 2.5 47.3 57.0
College Graduate 260 55.3 2.5 50.5 60.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 84 51.2 4.3 42.7 59.7
$15,000 - $24,999 171 57.3 3.2 51.1 63.5
$25,000 - $34,999 129 53.7 3.5 46.8 60.6
$35,000 - $49,000 145 55.0 3.3 48.6 61.5
$50,000+ 260 58.8 2.5 54.0 63.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 522 64.8 1.8 61.2 68.3
Out of Work 10 40.5 11.9 17.3 63.8
Homemaker / Student 35 41.3 5.7 30.1 52.6
Retired 371 48.7 2.0 44.8 52.5
Unable to Work 41 47.8 6.3 35.4 60.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 547 56.6 1.7 53.3 59.9
Divorced / Separated 150 58.7 3.3 52.3 65.2
Widowed 240 51.6 2.5 46.8 56.5
Never Married 35 53.9 6.8 40.6 67.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 197 47.3 2.7 42.0 52.6
Living without a Disability 778 58.0 1.5 55.2 60.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 66 64.6 4.9 55.0 74.2
Rural 159 61.3 3.3 54.8 67.7
Densely-settled Rural 168 58.0 3.2 51.7 64.2
Semi-urban 195 59.9 2.9 54.1 65.6
Urban 387 50.1 2.0 46.3 54.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 181 50.3 2.9 44.7 56.0
Excellent to Good 798 57.2 1.4 54.4 60.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 84 50.1 4.4 41.5 58.7
<14 days mental health not good 876 56.5 1.4 53.8 59.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 69 73.7 4.7 64.5 82.9
Insured 913 54.8 1.3 52.2 57.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 358 54.7 2.1 50.5 58.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 351 56.4 2.1 52.2 60.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 211 55.8 2.8 50.3 61.3

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