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 660 33.1 1.2 30.8 35.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 266 34.7 1.9 31.0 38.4
Female 394 31.8 1.5 28.9 34.7
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 575 32.2 1.2 29.8 34.6
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 11 26.6 7.6 11.7 41.4
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 23 50.8 8.0 35.1 66.5
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 11 45.2 11.5 22.6 67.8
Hispanic 28 48.9 7.4 34.5 63.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 60 38.1 4.1 30.0 46.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 224 34.0 2.0 30.0 37.9
Some College 199 32.8 2.2 28.5 37.0
College Graduate 175 31.1 2.2 26.9 35.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 61 35.8 4.1 27.8 43.8
$15,000 - $24,999 140 35.2 2.6 30.0 40.3
$25,000 - $34,999 115 34.3 2.9 28.6 40.1
$35,000 - $49,999 107 34.5 2.9 28.8 40.2
$50,000+ 158 32.5 2.4 27.9 37.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 384 40.6 1.8 37.1 44.0
Out of Work 17 45.9 8.8 28.6 63.2
Homemaker / Student 29 31.6 5.4 21.0 42.3
Retired 201 24.1 1.6 20.9 27.3
Unable to Work 29 38.0 6.2 25.9 50.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 368 32.6 1.5 29.7 35.5
Divorced / Separated 135 39.6 3.0 33.8 45.4
Widowed 119 28.1 2.3 23.6 32.6
Never Married 36 44.6 6.6 31.7 57.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 145 28.8 2.2 24.4 33.2
Living without a Disability 502 34.6 1.4 31.8 37.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 44 37.3 4.9 27.8 46.8
Rural 110 38.2 3.1 32.1 44.2
Densely-settled Rural 142 39.8 2.9 34.2 45.4
Semi-urban 98 27.5 2.7 22.2 32.8
Urban 262 30.4 1.8 27.0 33.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 121 28.5 2.4 23.8 33.3
Excellent to Good 536 34.5 1.3 31.8 37.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 44 37.5 5.1 27.5 47.5
<14 days mental health not good 592 32.9 1.2 30.5 35.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 62 53.4 5.4 42.9 64.0
Insured 598 31.9 1.2 29.6 34.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 232 33.1 2.0 29.2 37.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 237 33.0 1.9 29.2 36.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 160 34.5 2.4 29.7 39.2

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.