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 2799 67.4 0.8 65.8 69.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1087 68.1 1.3 65.6 70.6
Female 1712 66.8 1.0 64.9 68.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 85 80.7 3.9 73.0 88.4
Non-Hispanic 2708 66.9 0.8 65.3 68.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2596 67.1 0.8 65.5 68.7
Black Only 76 70.6 4.7 61.4 79.8
Other Race Only 92 70.1 4.6 61.0 79.2
More than One Race 26 80.7 7.7 65.7 95.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 240 75.1 2.6 70.1 80.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 952 69.7 1.3 67.1 72.3
Some College 812 68.8 1.5 65.9 71.7
College Graduate 791 62.1 1.5 59.1 65.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 244 72.0 2.7 66.7 77.4
$15,000 - $24,999 525 68.3 1.8 64.8 71.9
$25,000 - $34,999 404 70.3 2.0 66.3 74.3
$35,000 - $49,999 383 63.6 2.2 59.3 67.8
$50,000+ 681 66.5 1.6 63.4 69.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1054 62.2 1.3 59.7 64.8
1-19 Hours 107 61.8 4.1 53.7 69.8
20-39 Hours 278 71.2 2.4 66.5 75.8
40 + Hours 936 71.0 1.4 68.3 73.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1276 71.2 1.2 68.9 73.5
Out of Work 86 76.1 5.3 65.7 86.4
Homemaker / Student 121 61.8 3.8 54.4 69.2
Retired 1170 62.5 1.2 60.1 64.9
Unable to Work 145 75.1 3.4 68.4 81.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1510 66.3 1.0 64.3 68.3
Divorced / Separated 488 70.6 1.9 66.8 74.3
Widowed 652 67.8 1.6 64.7 70.9
Never Married 144 76.6 3.3 70.0 83.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 841 67.0 1.5 64.1 69.8
Living without a Disability 1925 67.2 1.0 65.3 69.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 178 73.5 3.2 67.3 79.8
Rural 450 73.3 1.9 69.6 77.1
Densely-settled Rural 468 66.5 2.0 62.7 70.4
Semi-urban 544 69.5 1.8 66.1 73.0
Urban 1146 64.0 1.2 61.6 66.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 590 68.1 1.8 64.6 71.6
Excellent to Good 2206 67.3 0.9 65.5 69.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 219 71.7 2.9 65.9 77.4
<14 days mental health not good 2548 67.0 0.8 65.4 68.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 201 82.8 2.5 77.9 87.8
Insured 2594 66.4 0.8 64.8 68.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 979 68.6 1.3 66.0 71.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1044 66.1 1.3 63.5 68.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 659 68.2 1.7 64.9 71.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1892 64.9 1.0 63.0 66.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 906 73.4 1.4 70.7 76.1

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.