Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Cancer

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2652 9.9 0.2 9.5 10.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 927 8.5 0.4 7.9 9.2
Female 1725 11.3 0.3 10.6 11.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 10 2.4 0.8 0.9 4.0
25-34 years 45 2.8 0.5 1.9 3.7
35-44 years 113 4.2 0.4 3.4 5.1
45-54 years 342 8.3 0.5 7.4 9.2
55-64 years 599 13.8 0.6 12.7 14.9
65+ years 1543 26.5 0.6 25.3 27.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 56 4.9 0.8 3.4 6.4
Non-Hispanic 2592 10.2 0.3 9.7 10.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2462 10.4 0.3 9.9 10.9
Black Only 65 6.5 1.1 4.3 8.6
Other Race Only 59 4.0 0.6 2.8 5.1
More than One Race 58 15.1 3.0 9.3 20.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 175 11.0 1.3 8.5 13.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 840 10.2 0.4 9.4 11.1
Some College 754 9.7 0.5 8.8 10.7
College Graduate 879 9.7 0.4 9.0 10.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 232 12.1 1.1 10.1 14.2
$15,000 - $24,999 468 12.5 0.7 11.1 14.0
$25,000 - $34,999 358 12.2 0.9 10.5 13.9
$35,000 - $49,999 401 10.3 0.6 9.0 11.5
$50,000+ 844 8.3 0.3 7.7 9.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 934 6.6 0.3 6.1 7.1
Out of Work 83 8.7 1.4 6.0 11.4
Homemaker / Student 116 5.1 0.7 3.7 6.6
Retired 1330 25.5 0.7 24.2 26.8
Unable to Work 184 16.1 1.3 13.5 18.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1267 18.2 0.6 17.1 19.4
1-19 Hours 173 11.1 1.2 8.8 13.5
20-39 Hours 218 7.0 0.6 5.8 8.2
40 + Hours 680 6.4 0.3 5.9 7.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1464 9.8 0.3 9.3 10.4
Divorced / Separated 400 12.8 0.7 11.3 14.2
Widowed 651 24.3 0.9 22.5 26.0
Never Married 131 3.8 0.6 2.5 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1088 19.0 0.7 17.6 20.4
Living without a Disability 1556 7.6 0.2 7.1 8.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 113 11.1 1.2 8.8 13.4
Rural 337 10.4 0.7 9.0 11.8
Densely-settled Rural 390 9.9 0.6 8.7 11.2
Semi-urban 516 10.2 0.6 9.0 11.4
Urban 1294 9.7 0.3 9.0 10.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 122 4.9 0.6 3.7 6.2
Insured 2530 10.6 0.3 10.1 11.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 476 18.2 0.9 16.5 20.0
No Diabetes 2174 9.2 0.2 8.7 9.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1346 15.7 0.5 14.8 16.6
No Hypertension 1303 7.6 0.3 7.1 8.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 244 11.8 0.9 10.0 13.6
No Current Asthma 2392 9.8 0.2 9.3 10.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 1306 18.3 0.6 17.2 19.3
No Arthritis 1332 7.2 0.3 6.7 7.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 753 22.4 1.0 20.5 24.3
Excellent to Good 1890 8.2 0.2 7.7 8.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 238 11.1 0.9 9.4 12.8
<14 days mental health not good 2376 9.8 0.3 9.3 10.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 348 8.4 0.6 7.2 9.6
Non-Smoker 2299 10.3 0.3 9.8 10.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 954 10.5 0.4 9.7 11.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 907 9.9 0.4 9.2 10.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 726 9.7 0.4 8.9 10.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1836 9.2 0.3 8.7 9.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 816 12.5 0.5 11.4 13.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1002 8.6 0.3 7.9 9.2
Insufficient 1016 9.6 0.4 8.9 10.3
No Activity 523 15.5 0.9 13.8 17.2

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse or
other health professional that they had cancer.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.