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 1274 65.5 1.2 63.2 67.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 490 65.6 1.9 61.9 69.3
Female 784 65.4 1.5 62.4 68.5
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1132 65.0 1.3 62.5 67.5
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 23 67.4 9.0 49.8 85.0
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 39 83.5 5.7 72.3 94.8
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 16 70.5 10.1 50.8 90.2
Hispanic 40 70.9 6.9 57.4 84.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 116 73.3 3.7 66.1 80.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 426 65.4 2.0 61.5 69.4
Some College 374 63.9 2.4 59.3 68.6
College Graduate 354 65.1 2.2 60.8 69.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 114 67.7 4.0 59.9 75.5
$15,000 - $24,999 264 66.5 2.6 61.5 71.5
$25,000 - $34,999 200 62.5 3.1 56.5 68.6
$35,000 - $49,999 207 68.1 2.9 62.5 73.7
$50,000+ 318 66.3 2.4 61.5 71.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 664 72.4 1.6 69.3 75.5
Out of Work 24 65.6 8.4 49.2 82.0
Homemaker / Student 56 60.7 5.5 49.9 71.5
Retired 464 57.3 2.0 53.4 61.1
Unable to Work 64 78.1 5.0 68.2 87.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 720 65.3 1.5 62.3 68.3
Divorced / Separated 238 72.3 2.7 66.9 77.6
Widowed 259 60.6 2.5 55.7 65.6
Never Married 56 69.0 5.3 58.7 79.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 310 62.0 2.4 57.4 66.7
Living without a Disability 946 67.0 1.4 64.3 69.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 79 68.1 4.9 58.4 77.7
Rural 216 74.7 2.7 69.4 79.9
Densely-settled Rural 250 69.4 2.8 63.9 74.9
Semi-urban 213 61.6 3.1 55.6 67.7
Urban 509 61.9 1.9 58.3 65.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 261 62.6 2.6 57.5 67.7
Excellent to Good 1002 66.1 1.4 63.5 68.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 81 75.7 4.7 66.6 84.8
<14 days mental health not good 1150 64.9 1.3 62.4 67.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 92 80.7 4.0 73.0 88.5
Insured 1180 64.6 1.2 62.1 67.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 430 64.9 2.1 60.7 69.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 470 64.6 2.0 60.7 68.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 313 67.4 2.3 62.8 72.0

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