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 4564 81.6 0.6 80.5 82.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1739 80.7 0.9 78.9 82.4
Female 2825 82.5 0.7 81.1 83.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 123 86.4 3.4 79.8 93.0
Non-Hispanic 4438 81.5 0.6 80.4 82.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 4149 81.8 0.6 80.7 82.9
Black Only 181 73.7 3.5 66.8 80.6
Other Race Only 141 86.1 3.1 80.1 92.1
More than One Race 81 79.2 4.9 69.6 88.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 293 86.1 1.9 82.4 89.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1493 81.6 1.0 79.7 83.6
Some College 1326 83.1 1.0 81.1 85.1
College Graduate 1449 79.7 1.0 77.6 81.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 373 82.6 2.0 78.7 86.4
$15,000 - $24,999 722 79.7 1.5 76.7 82.7
$25,000 - $34,999 535 78.3 1.7 75.0 81.6
$35,000 - $49,999 724 80.7 1.5 77.9 83.6
$50,000+ 1566 83.2 0.9 81.4 85.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1875 77.1 0.9 75.3 78.9
1-19 Hours 268 82.7 2.2 78.4 86.9
20-39 Hours 494 81.8 1.7 78.5 85.1
40 + Hours 1425 85.8 1.0 83.9 87.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1990 85.0 0.8 83.4 86.6
Out of Work 149 82.7 3.1 76.6 88.7
Homemaker / Student 234 86.5 2.1 82.3 90.6
Retired 1908 76.5 0.9 74.6 78.3
Unable to Work 275 81.5 2.4 76.8 86.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 2621 81.7 0.7 80.3 83.1
Divorced / Separated 731 83.3 1.4 80.6 86.0
Widowed 962 79.6 1.3 77.0 82.1
Never Married 241 82.4 2.5 77.4 87.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 215 86.5 2.2 82.0 90.9
Rural 659 86.1 1.3 83.6 88.7
Densely-settled Rural 656 81.2 1.5 78.3 84.1
Semi-urban 775 77.7 1.4 74.8 80.5
Urban 2259 81.5 0.8 79.8 83.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1617 80.3 1.0 78.4 82.2
Densely-settled Rural 2932 82.3 0.7 81.0 83.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 267 91.2 1.9 87.5 94.9
Insured 4290 81.0 0.6 79.9 82.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 695 76.6 1.6 73.4 79.7
No Diabetes 3861 82.5 0.6 81.3 83.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 396 82.1 2.0 78.2 86.1
No Current Asthma 4132 81.5 0.6 80.4 82.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 933 80.4 1.3 77.9 82.9
Excellent to Good 3618 81.9 0.6 80.7 83.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 371 82.2 2.1 78.2 86.2
<14 days mental health not good 4127 81.6 0.6 80.4 82.8
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 629 84.0 1.6 80.9 87.1
Non-Smoker 3908 81.2 0.6 80.0 82.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1435 82.1 1.0 80.1 84.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1574 79.9 1.0 78.0 81.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1366 82.6 1.0 80.7 84.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 3147 80.7 0.7 79.4 82.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1411 83.7 1.0 81.8 85.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 1023 79.0 1.3 76.5 81.5
No Arthritis 1218 84.3 1.1 82.2 86.3

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults ages 50 years and older who reported they had not received a fecal
occult blood test withing the preceding two years among categories of Arthritis Status is based on
responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.