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 3367 74.8 0.7 73.4 76.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1241 74.0 1.1 71.8 76.2
Female 2126 75.4 0.9 73.8 77.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 101 85.5 3.5 78.7 92.4
Non-Hispanic 3263 74.5 0.7 73.1 75.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 3124 74.1 0.7 72.7 75.6
Black Only 93 80.4 4.0 72.5 88.3
Other Race Only 105 89.6 2.8 84.1 95.1
More than One Race 37 78.7 6.2 66.6 90.8
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 294 79.7 2.2 75.4 84.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1118 75.4 1.2 73.0 77.7
Some College 1001 76.3 1.3 73.8 78.8
College Graduate 948 71.5 1.3 68.9 74.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 315 76.9 2.2 72.6 81.2
$15,000 - $24,999 585 74.4 1.7 71.2 77.7
$25,000 - $34,999 492 73.7 1.9 70.0 77.3
$35,000 - $49,999 514 75.7 1.7 72.2 79.1
$50,000+ 1024 74.6 1.2 72.2 77.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1342 69.4 1.1 67.2 71.7
1-19 Hours 181 66.6 3.0 60.7 72.6
20-39 Hours 371 76.0 2.1 71.9 80.1
40 + Hours 1163 80.2 1.1 77.9 82.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1577 79.5 1.0 77.6 81.4
Out of Work 60 83.5 4.3 75.1 92.0
Homemaker / Student 197 83.7 2.5 78.9 88.6
Retired 1349 66.9 1.1 64.7 69.2
Unable to Work 176 80.5 2.8 75.0 86.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1894 74.2 0.9 72.5 75.9
Divorced / Separated 578 78.6 1.6 75.4 81.8
Widowed 732 73.5 1.5 70.6 76.3
Never Married 159 80.4 2.9 74.7 86.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1068 72.1 1.3 69.6 74.6
Living without a Disability 2282 75.9 0.8 74.3 77.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 192 76.9 2.7 71.5 82.3
Rural 499 78.0 1.8 74.6 81.5
Densely-settled Rural 568 76.5 1.6 73.3 79.7
Semi-urban 637 71.6 1.7 68.3 74.9
Urban 1463 74.2 1.1 72.1 76.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 676 71.4 1.6 68.3 74.5
Excellent to Good 2672 75.6 0.8 74.1 77.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 265 77.9 2.4 73.2 82.5
<14 days mental health not good 3050 74.6 0.7 73.2 76.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 242 90.5 1.9 86.8 94.2
Insured 3119 73.8 0.7 72.3 75.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1174 74.8 1.2 72.5 77.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1212 73.5 1.2 71.2 75.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 871 76.2 1.3 73.6 78.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2322 73.5 0.8 71.8 75.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1040 77.9 1.2 75.5 80.3

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.