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 1963 35.8 0.7 34.4 37.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 774 37.2 1.2 34.9 39.5
Female 1189 34.6 0.9 32.8 36.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 64 54.6 5.2 44.5 64.7
Non-Hispanic 1897 35.3 0.7 33.8 36.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1759 35.3 0.8 33.8 36.8
Black Only 89 36.0 3.8 28.6 43.4
Other Race Only 71 49.2 4.8 39.7 58.7
More than One Race 37 35.7 5.6 24.8 46.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 147 46.9 3.2 40.7 53.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 730 41.0 1.3 38.5 43.6
Some College 592 37.8 1.4 35.1 40.6
College Graduate 492 27.8 1.2 25.4 30.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 200 47.0 2.8 41.5 52.6
$15,000 - $24,999 373 43.5 1.9 39.7 47.3
$25,000 - $34,999 233 35.5 2.1 31.3 39.6
$35,000 - $49,999 304 34.6 1.8 31.1 38.1
$50,000+ 560 31.7 1.2 29.3 34.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 693 27.5 1.0 25.6 29.5
1-19 Hours 109 33.9 2.9 28.2 39.6
20-39 Hours 225 38.5 2.2 34.2 42.8
40 + Hours 679 41.7 1.4 39.0 44.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 955 41.8 1.2 39.5 44.1
Out of Work 82 46.3 4.3 37.8 54.8
Homemaker / Student 97 36.5 3.3 30.0 42.9
Retired 690 26.4 1.0 24.5 28.3
Unable to Work 131 37.4 3.0 31.5 43.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1040 34.0 0.9 32.2 35.8
Divorced / Separated 360 44.8 2.0 40.9 48.6
Widowed 414 33.3 1.5 30.4 36.2
Never Married 144 51.6 3.3 45.0 58.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 114 49.8 3.5 42.9 56.7
Rural 322 42.6 2.0 38.7 46.5
Densely-settled Rural 362 45.1 2.0 41.2 49.0
Semi-urban 371 38.0 1.7 34.6 41.3
Urban 793 28.9 1.0 26.9 30.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 632 31.9 1.2 29.6 34.2
Living without a Disability 1319 37.6 0.9 35.8 39.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 198 70.3 2.9 64.6 76.0
Insured 1759 33.7 0.7 32.2 35.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 301 34.2 1.8 30.6 37.7
No Diabetes 1657 36.1 0.8 34.5 37.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 151 33.4 2.6 28.4 38.4
No Current Asthma 1795 36.0 0.8 34.5 37.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 415 37.1 1.6 33.9 40.3
Excellent to Good 1543 35.5 0.8 33.9 37.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 181 41.9 2.6 36.7 47.0
<14 days mental health not good 1752 35.4 0.8 33.9 36.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 363 51.9 2.1 47.7 56.1
Non-Smoker 1587 33.2 0.8 31.7 34.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 642 36.8 1.3 34.2 39.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 631 32.7 1.2 30.2 35.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 579 36.8 1.4 34.1 39.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1270 33.1 0.9 31.4 34.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 693 42.5 1.4 39.8 45.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 376 30.4 1.5 27.4 33.3
No Arthritis 568 40.3 1.5 37.4 43.2

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults ages 50 and older who reported they had never had a sigmoidoscopy
or a colonscopy exam among categories of Arthritis Status is based on responses from all respondents
on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.