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 2108 50.1 0.8 48.5 51.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 832 52.1 1.4 49.4 54.7
Female 1276 48.5 1.1 46.4 50.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 66 62.0 5.1 52.0 72.0
Non-Hispanic 2039 49.7 0.9 48.1 51.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1939 49.6 0.9 47.9 51.4
Black Only 65 57.0 5.3 46.7 67.3
Other Race Only 82 58.4 4.9 48.8 67.9
More than One Race 15 44.4 9.3 26.3 62.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 191 57.8 3.1 51.8 63.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 719 51.8 1.5 48.9 54.7
Some College 601 50.7 1.6 47.6 53.8
College Graduate 593 46.2 1.5 43.2 49.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 179 52.1 3.0 46.1 58.0
$15,000 - $24,999 430 55.1 2.0 51.2 59.0
$25,000 - $34,999 274 46.9 2.3 42.5 51.4
$35,000 - $49,999 299 48.8 2.2 44.5 53.2
$50,000+ 497 49.0 1.7 45.7 52.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 739 42.2 1.3 39.7 44.8
1-19 Hours 76 43.1 4.1 35.0 51.1
20-39 Hours 211 52.8 2.7 47.5 58.1
40 + Hours 766 57.6 1.5 54.7 60.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1032 56.8 1.3 54.3 59.3
Out of Work 67 59.2 5.7 48.1 70.3
Homemaker / Student 103 53.1 3.9 45.5 60.6
Retired 812 42.2 1.2 39.7 44.6
Unable to Work 93 47.7 4.0 39.8 55.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1143 50.0 1.1 47.8 52.1
Divorced / Separated 392 56.7 2.1 52.6 60.7
Widowed 452 44.7 1.7 41.3 48.0
Never Married 116 59.1 4.1 51.1 67.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 600 45.9 1.5 42.9 48.9
Living without a Disability 1488 51.7 1.0 49.7 53.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 139 57.0 3.5 50.1 64.0
Rural 346 56.4 2.2 52.1 60.6
Densely-settled Rural 422 58.2 2.0 54.2 62.2
Semi-urban 412 52.4 1.9 48.6 56.2
Urban 783 43.3 1.3 40.7 45.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 412 45.6 1.9 41.9 49.3
Excellent to Good 1693 51.3 1.0 49.4 53.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 140 45.0 3.2 38.7 51.3
<14 days mental health not good 1945 50.5 0.9 48.8 52.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 169 65.8 3.4 59.1 72.5
Insured 1937 49.2 0.9 47.5 50.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 731 50.6 1.4 47.7 53.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 789 49.6 1.4 46.9 52.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 490 49.8 1.8 46.4 53.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1446 49.0 1.0 47.1 51.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 661 52.8 1.6 49.7 55.9

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.