Percentage of Adults Ages 50 Years and Older Who Reported
They Had Not Had Sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years
Or A Colonoscopy Exam within the past 10 years

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2608 37.5 0.7 36.0 38.9
GENDER
Female 1647 36.8 0.9 35.1 38.5
Male 961 38.2 1.2 35.9 40.5
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 2527 36.3 0.7 35.0 37.6
Hispanic 77 58.0 5.3 47.6 68.3
RACE
White only 2382 36.5 0.7 35.2 37.9
Black or African American only 100 34.6 4.1 26.6 42.6
Other race only 84 54.4 5.3 43.9 64.9
More than one race 30 45.9 7.8 30.6 61.2
EDUCATION
Less than high school 204 51.1 3.5 44.3 57.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 865 40.4 1.3 37.9 42.8
Some college 784 37.6 1.2 35.1 40.0
College graduate 755 29.4 1.1 27.3 31.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 288 55.4 2.9 49.7 61.1
$15,000 to $24,999 480 43.6 2.1 39.6 47.7
$25,000 to $34,999 316 39.6 2.1 35.6 43.6
$35,000 to $49,999 387 38.7 1.9 35.0 42.3
$50,000 or more 769 30.6 1.1 28.6 32.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1171 41.4 1.1 39.2 43.6
Out of work 99 49.8 4.4 41.2 58.4
Homemaker/Student 145 45.4 3.3 38.9 51.9
Retired 988 28.9 0.9 27.1 30.7
Unable to work 201 44.9 3.3 38.4 51.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1017 31.2 1.0 29.3 33.1
1 to less than 20 hours 147 34.7 2.7 29.4 40.1
20 hours to less than 40 hours 280 38.8 2.2 34.4 43.2
40 plus hours 803 40.7 1.3 38.1 43.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1379 34.5 0.9 32.7 36.2
Divorced/Separated 506 45.9 2.0 42.0 49.9
Widowed 528 38.0 1.6 34.9 41.2
Never married 188 50.1 3.3 43.6 56.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 1762 38.3 0.9 36.6 40.1
Have a disability 835 35.2 1.3 32.7 37.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 202 43.0 2.7 37.6 48.3
Rural 352 43.0 2.0 39.1 46.9
Densely-settled rural 502 44.9 1.8 41.3 48.5
Semi-Urban 378 39.6 1.9 35.8 43.3
Urban 1174 32.3 1.0 30.3 34.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 288 69.7 2.9 64.1 75.3
Insured 2316 34.5 0.7 33.1 35.9
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2225 38.3 0.8 36.8 39.9
Have diabetes 382 32.8 1.8 29.3 36.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2424 37.9 0.8 36.4 39.4
Current asthma 177 33.2 2.5 28.2 38.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 1628 41.5 1.0 39.6 43.4
Have arthritis 962 31.2 1.0 29.1 33.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2333 36.6 0.7 35.2 38.1
14+ days mental health NOT good 229 45.3 2.8 39.8 50.8
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2111 34.6 0.8 33.1 36.1
Current smoker 486 54.6 2.0 50.8 58.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 882 38.9 1.2 36.5 41.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 849 35.2 1.2 32.8 37.7
Obese, BMI>=30 747 37.8 1.3 35.2 40.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 814 42.4 1.4 39.5 45.2
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1790 35.7 0.8 34.0 37.3
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2280 39.0 0.8 37.4 40.5
Served on active duty 328 30.3 1.7 26.9 33.6

Numerator: All respondents ages 50 years and older who reported they had not had a Sigmoidoscopy
within the past 5 years Or A Colonoscopy Exam within the past 10 years.
 
Denominator: All respondents ages 50 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.