Percentage of Adults Who Have a Family History of
Breast, Ovarian, or Colorectal Cancer

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3175 26.1 0.5 25.1 27.1
GENDER
Female 2367 35.2 0.7 33.7 36.6
Male 808 16.5 0.6 15.2 17.7
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 118 18.3 1.7 14.9 21.7
25-34 years 282 24.6 1.4 21.8 27.4
35-44 years 345 22.9 1.2 20.6 25.3
45-54 years 569 29.9 1.2 27.5 32.3
55-64 years 757 29.6 1.0 27.6 31.7
65+ years 1104 28.6 0.8 27.0 30.3
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3073 27.2 0.5 26.1 28.2
Hispanic 99 15.8 1.7 12.6 19.1
RACE
White only 2916 27.4 0.5 26.4 28.5
Black or African American only 97 21.5 2.6 16.4 26.5
Other race only 93 16.2 2.1 12.1 20.2
More than one race 50 23.7 3.7 16.5 30.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 166 21.0 1.8 17.6 24.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 810 24.0 0.9 22.2 25.7
Some college 1022 27.6 0.9 25.8 29.4
College graduate 1177 28.1 0.8 26.5 29.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 268 28.1 1.9 24.4 31.8
$15,000 to $24,999 480 24.1 1.3 21.6 26.5
$25,000 to $34,999 319 24.3 1.5 21.3 27.3
$35,000 to $49,999 444 24.6 1.3 22.1 27.1
$50,000 or more 1260 27.2 0.8 25.7 28.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1642 24.9 0.6 23.7 26.2
Out of work 137 28.0 2.5 23.1 32.8
Homemaker/Student 230 24.8 1.9 21.2 28.5
Retired 943 28.8 0.9 27.0 30.6
Unable to work 218 31.4 2.2 27.0 35.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1000 27.9 1.0 26.0 29.9
1 to less than 20 hours 216 28.5 2.1 24.3 32.6
20 hours to less than 40 hours 410 27.6 1.5 24.7 30.4
40 plus hours 1151 23.7 0.7 22.3 25.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1818 26.4 0.6 25.2 27.6
Divorced/Separated 566 30.4 1.3 27.7 33.0
Widowed 432 29.6 1.4 26.9 32.4
Never married 353 21.2 1.3 18.6 23.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 2223 24.6 0.6 23.5 25.7
Living with a disability 936 31.5 1.1 29.4 33.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 181 26.4 2.0 22.4 30.3
Rural 343 27.7 1.6 24.7 30.7
Densely-settled rural 583 26.3 1.2 24.0 28.6
Semi-Urban 473 24.9 1.3 22.4 27.4
Urban 1595 26.0 0.7 24.6 27.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 307 22.9 1.4 20.1 25.7
Insured 2863 26.7 0.5 25.7 27.8
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2760 25.9 0.5 24.8 26.9
Have diabetes 413 28.0 1.4 25.2 30.7
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2815 25.5 0.5 24.5 26.6
Current asthma 346 31.7 1.8 28.1 35.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1970 23.9 0.6 22.7 25.0
Yes 1187 32.7 0.9 30.8 34.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2803 25.4 0.5 24.4 26.4
14+ days mental health NOT good 331 32.7 1.8 29.2 36.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2658 26.3 0.6 25.2 27.3
Current smoker 504 25.4 1.2 23.1 27.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1034 25.6 0.9 23.9 27.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1012 25.1 0.9 23.4 26.8
Obese, BMI>=30 978 27.9 0.9 26.0 29.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 836 24.1 0.9 22.3 25.9
Yes 2333 26.8 0.6 25.6 28.0
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2905 27.2 0.5 26.1 28.3
Served on active duty 270 17.9 1.2 15.6 20.2

Numerator: Respondents who have a family history of
“breast, ovarian, or colorectal cancer” if female
or “breast or colorectal cancer” if male
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split A