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 1380 33.3 0.8 31.7 34.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 577 36.3 1.3 33.7 38.8
Female 803 30.8 1.0 28.8 32.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 53 52.4 5.3 41.9 62.8
Non-Hispanic 1321 32.6 0.8 31.0 34.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1257 32.7 0.8 31.1 34.4
Black Only 47 39.5 5.0 29.6 49.3
Other Race Only 58 41.7 4.8 32.2 51.2
More than One Race 11 34.3 8.9 16.9 51.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 139 43.4 3.1 37.4 49.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 484 35.8 1.4 33.0 38.6
Some College 395 33.6 1.5 30.6 36.5
College Graduate 358 28.2 1.4 25.5 30.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 121 35.3 2.9 29.6 41.0
$15,000 - $24,999 279 37.5 1.9 33.7 41.3
$25,000 - $34,999 190 33.5 2.2 29.3 37.8
$35,000 - $49,999 189 31.0 2.1 27.0 35.1
$50,000+ 305 30.7 1.6 27.6 33.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 445 25.7 1.2 23.5 28.0
1-19 Hours 49 27.5 3.8 20.1 34.8
20-39 Hours 126 32.7 2.6 27.6 37.8
40 + Hours 532 40.5 1.5 37.6 43.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 702 39.5 1.3 37.1 42.0
Out of Work 50 43.4 5.5 32.7 54.2
Homemaker / Student 67 33.8 3.6 26.7 40.9
Retired 492 25.7 1.1 23.5 27.9
Unable to Work 66 33.3 3.7 26.0 40.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 745 33.1 1.0 31.0 35.1
Divorced / Separated 273 40.3 2.1 36.3 44.4
Widowed 275 27.4 1.5 24.4 30.4
Never Married 81 42.8 4.1 34.8 50.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 375 29.5 1.4 26.7 32.3
Living without a Disability 986 34.5 1.0 32.6 36.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 100 41.1 3.5 34.3 48.0
Rural 248 41.7 2.2 37.5 46.0
Densely-settled Rural 271 37.9 2.0 33.9 41.8
Semi-urban 264 34.1 1.8 30.5 37.7
Urban 494 27.6 1.2 25.3 29.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 265 30.2 1.7 26.8 33.6
Excellent to Good 1113 34.1 0.9 32.3 35.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 87 31.1 3.1 25.1 37.1
<14 days mental health not good 1276 33.4 0.8 31.8 35.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 134 53.0 3.5 46.1 59.9
Insured 1243 32.1 0.8 30.5 33.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 490 34.2 1.4 31.5 36.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 493 31.7 1.3 29.2 34.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 321 33.5 1.7 30.2 36.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 918 31.5 0.9 29.7 33.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 461 37.5 1.5 34.5 40.5

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.