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 6220 83.3 0.5 82.2 84.3
GENDER
Female 3941 85.1 0.6 83.9 86.3
Male 2279 81.2 0.9 79.5 82.9
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 6077 83.1 0.5 82.1 84.1
Hispanic 132 85.9 3.3 79.4 92.5
RACE
White only 5747 83.2 0.5 82.1 84.2
Black or African American only 243 80.3 3.4 73.7 87.0
Other race only 151 86.5 2.9 80.7 92.3
More than one race 61 83.2 4.5 74.3 92.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 364 84.3 2.2 80.1 88.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 1881 84.1 0.9 82.3 85.8
Some college 1771 81.4 1.0 79.4 83.3
College graduate 2204 84.2 0.8 82.6 85.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 481 83.7 2.1 79.6 87.8
$15,000 to $24,999 957 80.5 1.5 77.6 83.4
$25,000 to $34,999 744 82.8 1.5 79.8 85.8
$35,000 to $49,999 915 81.7 1.4 79.0 84.5
$50,000 or more 2308 84.7 0.8 83.1 86.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2679 87.0 0.7 85.6 88.5
Out of work 185 88.0 2.8 82.4 93.5
Homemaker/Student 291 87.1 2.4 82.4 91.8
Retired 2677 78.4 0.8 76.8 80.1
Unable to work 381 79.2 2.3 74.8 83.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 2602 78.9 0.9 77.2 80.6
1 to less than 20 hours 374 82.0 2.1 77.8 86.1
20 hours to less than 40 hours 683 85.5 1.5 82.5 88.5
40 plus hours 1873 87.8 0.8 86.2 89.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 3629 82.9 0.7 81.6 84.2
Divorced/Separated 1045 85.3 1.4 82.6 87.9
Widowed 1188 80.7 1.3 78.2 83.1
Never married 348 88.6 1.9 85.0 92.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 4213 85.1 0.6 84.0 86.3
Living with a disability 1987 79.0 1.0 77.0 81.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 401 83.8 2.1 79.7 87.9
Rural 741 85.9 1.4 83.1 88.7
Densely-settled rural 1014 82.2 1.3 79.6 84.8
Semi-Urban 857 80.8 1.4 78.1 83.5
Urban 3207 83.7 0.7 82.3 85.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 394 89.7 2.0 85.8 93.6
Insured 5822 82.7 0.5 81.6 83.7
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 5253 84.2 0.6 83.1 85.3
Have diabetes 965 78.3 1.5 75.4 81.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 5745 83.7 0.5 82.6 84.7
Current asthma 448 78.3 2.1 74.1 82.5
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 3602 85.8 0.6 84.6 87.1
Have arthritis 2587 79.5 0.9 77.8 81.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 5683 83.8 0.5 82.7 84.8
14+ days mental health NOT good 444 78.3 2.3 73.8 82.8
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 5396 83.4 0.6 82.3 84.5
Current smoker 800 82.2 1.5 79.3 85.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1995 84.9 0.8 83.3 86.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 2200 83.1 0.9 81.4 84.9
Obese, BMI>=30 1793 82.0 1.0 80.0 84.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1685 83.8 1.0 81.8 85.9
Participates in leisure time physical activity 4530 83.1 0.6 81.9 84.2
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 5366 85.7 0.5 84.7 86.8
Served on active duty 854 71.4 1.6 68.2 74.6

Numerator: All respondents ages 50 years and older who reported they had not had a
fecal occult blood test within the preceding two years.
 
Denominator: All respondents ages 50 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.