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 2270 32.8 0.7 31.5 34.2
GENDER
Female 1413 31.5 0.8 29.9 33.2
Male 857 34.3 1.2 32.0 36.6
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 2197 31.7 0.7 30.4 33.0
Hispanic 70 54.0 5.4 43.4 64.5
RACE
White only 2062 31.8 0.7 30.4 33.1
Black or African American only 92 32.0 3.9 24.3 39.7
Other race only 78 51.0 5.4 40.5 61.6
More than one race 27 42.9 7.8 27.6 58.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 180 44.7 3.5 37.9 51.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 761 36.0 1.2 33.5 38.4
Some college 683 32.7 1.2 30.3 35.0
College graduate 646 25.3 1.0 23.3 27.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 250 48.1 3.0 42.2 53.9
$15,000 to $24,999 411 38.0 2.0 34.0 42.0
$25,000 to $34,999 281 35.7 2.0 31.7 39.7
$35,000 to $49,999 336 34.1 1.8 30.5 37.7
$50,000 or more 674 27.2 1.0 25.2 29.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1061 37.8 1.1 35.6 40.0
Out of work 89 45.7 4.4 37.1 54.3
Homemaker/Student 124 37.5 3.2 31.2 43.9
Retired 812 23.5 0.9 21.8 25.2
Unable to work 181 40.7 3.3 34.3 47.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 839 25.4 0.9 23.6 27.2
1 to less than 20 hours 128 30.3 2.7 25.1 35.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 250 35.4 2.2 31.0 39.8
40 plus hours 728 37.0 1.3 34.4 39.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1199 30.0 0.9 28.3 31.7
Divorced/Separated 449 41.7 2.0 37.8 45.7
Widowed 438 31.7 1.5 28.7 34.8
Never married 178 46.8 3.3 40.3 53.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 1548 33.9 0.9 32.2 35.6
Have a disability 712 30.1 1.2 27.7 32.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 174 37.7 2.7 32.4 42.9
Rural 323 38.9 2.0 35.1 42.8
Densely-settled rural 456 40.8 1.8 37.2 44.4
Semi-Urban 326 35.1 1.9 31.4 38.9
Urban 991 27.4 0.9 25.5 29.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 266 63.8 3.1 57.8 69.8
Insured 2000 30.0 0.7 28.7 31.4
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1942 33.7 0.8 32.1 35.2
Have diabetes 327 28.5 1.7 25.1 31.9
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2109 33.1 0.7 31.7 34.6
Current Asthma 156 30.3 2.5 25.4 35.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 1454 37.1 1.0 35.3 39.0
Have arthritis 801 26.4 1.0 24.4 28.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2031 32.1 0.7 30.6 33.5
14+ days mental health NOT good 200 40.1 2.8 34.6 45.6
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1818 30.1 0.7 28.6 31.5
Current smoker 442 49.6 2.0 45.7 53.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 770 34.2 1.2 31.8 36.6
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 737 31.1 1.2 28.7 33.5
Obese, BMI>=30 647 32.8 1.3 30.3 35.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 702 36.5 1.4 33.8 39.3
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1565 31.5 0.8 29.9 33.1
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1987 34.3 0.8 32.7 35.8
Served on active duty 283 26.1 1.6 22.9 29.3

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.