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

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 4058 76.9 0.6 75.7 78.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1495 75.7 1.0 73.7 77.7
Female 2563 78.0 0.8 76.5 79.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 109 83.0 3.3 76.5 89.6
Non-Hispanic 3946 76.7 0.6 75.5 78.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 3746 77.1 0.7 75.8 78.4
Black Only 122 74.3 3.8 66.9 81.7
Other Race Only 136 76.9 3.4 70.3 83.5
More than One Race 47 75.8 5.8 64.4 87.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 280 78.0 2.3 73.5 82.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1312 78.7 1.1 76.6 80.8
Some College 1204 76.6 1.2 74.3 78.9
College Graduate 1260 75.4 1.2 73.1 77.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 341 77.6 2.2 73.3 81.9
$15,000 - $24,999 641 76.5 1.6 73.3 79.6
$25,000 - $34,999 502 73.0 1.9 69.3 76.7
$35,000 - $49,999 613 79.1 1.6 76.1 82.2
$50,000+ 1418 77.2 1.0 75.2 79.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1576 72.4 1.0 70.3 74.4
1-19 Hours 248 72.8 2.7 67.6 78.1
20-39 Hours 421 76.7 1.9 72.9 80.5
40 + Hours 1452 81.0 1.0 79.0 83.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1925 80.2 0.9 78.4 82.0
Out of Work 67 84.6 4.4 75.9 93.2
Homemaker / Student 234 78.0 2.5 73.1 82.9
Retired 1595 71.6 1.0 69.5 73.6
Unable to Work 234 80.2 2.5 75.2 85.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 2346 76.1 0.8 74.6 77.7
Divorced / Separated 665 80.8 1.6 77.7 83.9
Widowed 839 76.2 1.3 73.6 78.9
Never Married 204 84.9 2.5 80.0 89.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1338 75.1 1.1 72.9 77.3
Living without a Disability 2704 77.8 0.8 76.3 79.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 222 76.8 2.8 71.4 82.3
Rural 587 81.6 1.5 78.5 84.6
Densely-settled Rural 655 78.0 1.5 75.1 81.0
Semi-urban 765 76.1 1.5 73.2 79.0
Urban 1822 75.6 1.0 73.7 77.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 244 92.5 1.7 89.2 95.8
Insured 3806 76.0 0.7 74.7 77.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 586 71.3 1.8 67.9 74.7
No Diabetes 3470 77.9 0.7 76.6 79.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 309 75.7 2.3 71.2 80.1
No Current Asthma 3727 77.0 0.7 75.7 78.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 835 75.7 1.4 72.9 78.4
Excellent to Good 3216 77.3 0.7 75.9 78.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 280 77.4 2.5 72.5 82.2
<14 days mental health not good 3707 76.8 0.7 75.5 78.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 586 81.7 1.6 78.6 84.9
Non-Smoker 3465 76.2 0.7 74.8 77.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1275 76.9 1.1 74.7 79.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1495 75.9 1.0 73.8 77.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1142 77.7 1.2 75.3 80.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2789 76.3 0.8 74.8 77.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1269 78.5 1.1 76.2 80.7

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.