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 1973 43.5 0.8 41.9 45.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 747 44.0 1.3 41.5 46.6
Female 1226 43.0 1.0 41.1 45.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 75 64.9 4.7 55.6 74.1
Non-Hispanic 1897 42.8 0.8 41.3 44.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1823 42.7 0.8 41.1 44.3
Black Only 54 52.3 5.1 42.4 62.3
Other Race Only 73 61.8 4.9 52.2 71.4
More than One Race 18 38.8 7.6 23.9 53.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 208 56.2 2.8 50.8 61.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 681 46.9 1.4 44.1 49.6
Some College 591 44.9 1.5 42.0 47.8
College Graduate 492 35.4 1.4 32.7 38.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 225 53.8 2.7 48.6 59.1
$15,000 - $24,999 376 47.4 1.9 43.7 51.2
$25,000 - $34,999 279 44.4 2.1 40.2 48.6
$35,000 - $49,999 297 45.3 2.1 41.3 49.4
$50,000+ 545 39.3 1.4 36.5 42.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 736 37.1 1.2 34.8 39.4
1-19 Hours 90 32.0 3.0 26.1 37.9
20-39 Hours 224 44.7 2.4 40.0 49.4
40 + Hours 714 49.8 1.4 47.0 52.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 969 49.0 1.2 46.6 51.5
Out of Work 45 61.8 6.1 49.9 73.7
Homemaker / Student 107 44.8 3.4 38.1 51.5
Retired 733 35.3 1.1 33.1 37.6
Unable to Work 114 50.1 3.7 42.9 57.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1082 42.1 1.0 40.1 44.1
Divorced / Separated 362 50.0 2.0 46.1 53.9
Widowed 421 42.4 1.7 39.1 45.6
Never Married 107 55.7 3.8 48.3 63.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 599 39.5 1.4 36.8 42.2
Living without a Disability 1367 45.3 1.0 43.4 47.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 128 50.2 3.4 43.6 56.8
Rural 320 50.9 2.2 46.7 55.1
Densely-settled Rural 412 56.2 1.9 52.5 60.0
Semi-urban 383 42.8 1.8 39.3 46.4
Urban 725 35.6 1.2 33.3 37.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 397 42.4 1.8 39.0 45.9
Excellent to Good 1563 43.7 0.9 41.9 45.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 154 43.7 2.9 38.0 49.4
<14 days mental health not good 1790 43.6 0.8 41.9 45.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 195 72.2 2.9 66.5 78.0
Insured 1775 41.6 0.8 40.0 43.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 697 44.5 1.4 41.9 47.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 665 39.8 1.3 37.3 42.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 541 47.2 1.6 44.1 50.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1318 41.6 1.0 39.7 43.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 654 48.2 1.5 45.3 51.1

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.