Percentage of Adults Ages 50 Years and Older Who Reported They
Had Never Had A Sigmoidoscopy Or A Colonoscopy Exam

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2000 38.3 0.7 36.9 39.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 761 38.1 1.2 35.8 40.4
Female 1239 38.5 0.9 36.7 40.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 61 48.5 4.9 39.0 58.0
Non-Hispanic 1936 38.0 0.7 36.5 39.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1821 37.8 0.8 36.3 39.3
Black Only 66 39.4 4.3 31.0 47.8
Other Race Only 84 47.8 4.2 39.7 56.0
More than One Race 25 43.5 7.1 29.6 57.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 176 49.8 2.9 44.1 55.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 663 40.5 1.3 37.9 43.1
Some College 603 38.9 1.4 36.2 41.5
College Graduate 558 33.7 1.3 31.2 36.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 203 49.5 2.7 44.3 54.7
$15,000 - $24,999 332 40.3 1.9 36.6 44.0
$25,000 - $34,999 255 37.7 2.1 33.6 41.7
$35,000 - $49,999 334 43.6 1.9 39.8 47.4
$50,000+ 614 34.7 1.2 32.3 37.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 687 31.3 1.1 29.2 33.4
1-19 Hours 109 32.2 2.7 26.8 37.5
20-39 Hours 211 38.0 2.2 33.7 42.4
40 + Hours 807 45.0 1.3 42.4 47.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1072 44.8 1.1 42.6 47.0
Out of Work 36 49.1 6.2 37.0 61.2
Homemaker / Student 135 47.6 3.1 41.5 53.6
Retired 644 27.7 1.0 25.7 29.7
Unable to Work 106 36.4 3.2 30.1 42.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1094 36.2 0.9 34.4 38.0
Divorced / Separated 371 47.4 2.0 43.5 51.3
Widowed 410 37.8 1.6 34.7 40.9
Never Married 124 54.7 3.4 48.0 61.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 616 34.2 1.2 31.7 36.6
Living without a Disability 1375 40.2 0.9 38.4 42.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 159 57.5 3.2 51.3 63.8
Rural 328 46.1 2.0 42.2 50.0
Densely-settled Rural 371 45.1 1.9 41.4 48.8
Semi-urban 362 35.8 1.7 32.5 39.0
Urban 774 32.5 1.1 30.4 34.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 172 65.4 3.2 59.1 71.8
Insured 1823 36.7 0.8 35.3 38.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 267 32.6 1.8 29.1 36.2
No Diabetes 1731 39.3 0.8 37.7 40.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 131 30.8 2.5 25.9 35.7
No Current Asthma 1861 39.0 0.8 37.4 40.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 382 35.3 1.6 32.2 38.5
Excellent to Good 1615 39.1 0.8 37.4 40.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 143 40.0 3.0 34.2 45.8
<14 days mental health not good 1818 38.1 0.8 36.6 39.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 370 54.0 2.1 49.9 58.1
Non-Smoker 1628 35.9 0.8 34.4 37.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 629 39.2 1.3 36.6 41.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 711 36.9 1.2 34.6 39.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 572 38.0 1.4 35.3 40.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1333 36.8 0.9 35.1 38.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 667 41.9 1.4 39.2 44.5

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.