Percentage of Adults Aged 50 Years and Older Who Never
Had A Sigmoidoscopy Or A Colonoscopy Exam

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2365 32.4 0.6 31.2 33.6
GENDER
Male 1009 33.6 1.0 31.7 35.4
Female 1356 31.4 0.8 29.8 32.9
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 99 58.1 4.0 50.4 65.9
Non-Hispanic 2252 31.4 0.6 30.2 32.6
RACE
White only 2104 31.0 0.6 29.8 32.2
Black or African American only 93 38.3 3.4 31.6 45.0
Other race only 65 47.7 4.8 38.3 57.0
More than one race 48 44.7 5.0 34.8 54.6
EDUCATION
Less than high school 202 48.4 2.7 43.1 53.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 840 37.3 1.1 35.1 39.5
Some college 695 30.9 1.1 28.8 33.0
College graduate 628 23.4 0.9 21.6 25.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 50.9 2.5 46.0 55.7
$15,000 to $24,999 419 40.7 1.7 37.4 44.1
$25,000 to $34,999 264 34.5 1.9 30.7 38.3
$35,000 to $49,999 301 31.2 1.7 27.9 34.5
$50,000 or more 707 25.2 0.9 23.4 27.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1156 37.1 1.0 35.2 39.0
Out of work 101 48.9 3.9 41.3 56.6
Homemaker/Student 133 36.2 2.8 30.7 41.7
Retired 740 23.0 0.8 21.4 24.6
Unable to work 228 39.0 2.3 34.4 43.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 749 24.9 0.9 23.2 26.6
1 to less than 20 hours 147 28.3 2.2 24.0 32.6
20 hours to less than 40 hours 245 34.7 2.0 30.8 38.6
40 hours to less than 60 hours 819 36.7 1.1 34.5 38.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1274 29.2 0.8 27.7 30.7
Divorced/Seperated 457 41.0 1.7 37.8 44.3
Widowed 423 32.3 1.5 29.4 35.2
Never married 205 48.3 2.8 42.9 53.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 717 29.1 1.0 27.0 31.1
Living without a disability 1631 34.0 0.8 32.5 35.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 180 41.8 2.7 36.6 47.0
Rural 346 38.0 1.8 34.5 41.5
Densely-settled rural 466 38.5 1.5 35.4 41.5
Semi-Urban 353 32.0 1.5 28.9 35.0
Urban 1020 28.4 0.9 26.8 30.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2077 29.8 0.6 28.6 31.0
Uninsured 276 67.2 2.6 62.0 72.4
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 383 29.5 1.4 26.6 32.3
No diabetes 1977 33.0 0.7 31.7 34.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 171 26.6 2.0 22.7 30.4
No current asthma 2175 32.9 0.6 31.6 34.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 866 26.0 0.9 24.3 27.7
No arthritis 1487 37.3 0.8 35.6 38.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 204 36.7 2.3 32.2 41.3
<14 days mental health NOT good 2103 31.7 0.6 30.5 33.0
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 468 46.5 1.8 43.1 50.0
Non-smoker 1875 29.8 0.6 28.5 31.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 675 33.3 1.2 31.0 35.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 847 32.7 1.0 30.6 34.7
Obese, BMI>=30 713 30.4 1.1 28.3 32.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1547 30.3 0.7 28.9 31.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 813 37.1 1.2 34.8 39.4
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 351 26.8 1.4 24.1 29.4
Did not serve on active duty 2011 33.6 0.7 32.3 34.9

Numerator: Respondents aged 50 years and older who never had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exam.
Denominator: All respondents aged 50 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.