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 1037 52.3 1.3 49.9 54.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 395 50.7 2.0 46.8 54.6
Female 642 53.7 1.6 50.5 56.8
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 922 51.7 1.3 49.1 54.3
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 19 54.5 9.3 36.2 72.8
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 31 70.5 7.1 56.6 84.3
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 14 55.6 11.6 32.9 78.3
Hispanic 34 62.7 7.3 48.4 76.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 88 54.9 4.2 46.6 63.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 360 55.1 2.1 51.0 59.3
Some College 315 52.5 2.4 47.9 57.1
College Graduate 271 47.9 2.3 43.3 52.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 95 59.1 4.2 50.8 67.3
$15,000 - $24,999 226 56.4 2.7 51.1 61.7
$25,000 - $34,999 179 56.5 3.1 50.4 62.7
$35,000 - $49,999 155 49.2 3.1 43.1 55.2
$50,000+ 251 49.5 2.5 44.5 54.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 550 58.3 1.8 54.8 61.9
Out of Work 20 52.7 8.9 35.3 70.1
Homemaker / Student 53 58.4 5.4 47.8 69.0
Retired 373 45.1 1.9 41.3 48.9
Unable to Work 40 50.0 6.2 37.9 62.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 570 50.7 1.6 47.6 53.9
Divorced / Separated 193 57.6 3.0 51.6 63.6
Widowed 215 51.8 2.6 46.8 56.9
Never Married 56 68.9 5.3 58.6 79.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 237 46.8 2.5 42.0 51.6
Living without a Disability 785 54.2 1.5 51.4 57.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 60 52.5 5.2 42.4 62.6
Rural 174 57.4 3.1 51.2 63.5
Densely-settled Rural 210 59.1 2.9 53.3 64.8
Semi-urban 172 49.4 3.1 43.3 55.4
Urban 417 49.1 1.9 45.3 52.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 203 48.6 2.7 43.3 53.8
Excellent to Good 830 53.5 1.4 50.7 56.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 56 50.3 5.4 39.7 61.0
<14 days mental health not good 948 52.5 1.3 49.9 55.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 76 70.5 4.6 61.4 79.5
Insured 960 51.3 1.3 48.7 53.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 376 55.4 2.2 51.1 59.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 358 48.6 2.1 44.6 52.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 254 54.7 2.5 49.7 59.6

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.