Percentage of Adults Aged 50 Years and Older Who Did Not Receive 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 6877 87.3 0.4 86.5 88.1
GENDER
Male 2790 87.1 0.6 85.8 88.3
Female 4087 87.5 0.5 86.5 88.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 187 94.1 1.7 90.7 97.4
Non-Hispanic 6660 87.0 0.4 86.2 87.8
RACE
White only 6291 87.1 0.4 86.2 87.9
Black or African American only 255 88.0 2.1 83.8 92.2
Other race only 124 91.0 2.8 85.6 96.4
More than one race 103 80.3 3.9 72.7 88.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 372 87.8 1.7 84.5 91.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 2084 88.0 0.7 86.6 89.4
Some college 1964 86.6 0.8 85.1 88.1
College graduate 2457 87.2 0.7 85.9 88.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 490 84.7 1.7 81.3 88.1
$15,000 to $24,999 940 85.3 1.2 83.0 87.6
$25,000 to $34,999 701 83.4 1.4 80.6 86.3
$35,000 to $49,999 980 88.0 1.1 85.9 90.1
$50,000 or more 2710 89.1 0.6 88.0 90.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3001 91.2 0.5 90.2 92.2
Out of work 193 90.2 2.1 86.2 94.3
Homemaker/Student 360 89.7 1.5 86.7 92.6
Retired 2774 82.1 0.8 80.6 83.6
Unable to work 532 86.2 1.6 83.2 89.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 2674 82.9 0.8 81.4 84.3
1 to less than 20 hours 467 87.9 1.6 84.7 91.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 680 88.2 1.3 85.8 90.7
40 hours to less than 60 hours 2164 91.7 0.6 90.5 92.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 4149 88.0 0.5 87.0 89.0
Divorced/Seperated 1078 87.3 1.1 85.3 89.4
Widowed 1225 83.7 1.1 81.5 85.8
Never married 403 88.5 1.6 85.3 91.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2233 85.4 0.8 83.9 86.9
Living without a disability 4605 88.2 0.5 87.2 89.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 367 83.2 1.9 79.5 87.0
Rural 814 88.2 1.2 86.0 90.5
Densely-settled rural 1133 87.5 1.0 85.5 89.4
Semi-Urban 982 82.1 1.3 79.6 84.6
Urban 3581 88.9 0.5 87.8 90.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 6474 86.8 0.4 86.0 87.7
Uninsured 388 94.1 1.2 91.8 96.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1193 84.5 1.1 82.4 86.6
No diabetes 5671 87.9 0.4 87.1 88.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 568 84.2 1.6 81.1 87.3
No current asthma 6259 87.6 0.4 86.7 88.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 3023 85.0 0.7 83.7 86.3
No arthritis 3825 89.1 0.5 88.1 90.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 514 86.7 1.5 83.8 89.5
<14 days mental health NOT good 6237 87.3 0.4 86.5 88.2
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 940 88.9 1.1 86.8 91.0
Non-smoker 5888 87.0 0.4 86.1 87.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1934 86.6 0.8 85.0 88.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 2485 87.9 0.7 86.6 89.2
Obese, BMI>=30 2172 86.8 0.7 85.3 88.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 4879 87.2 0.5 86.3 88.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1988 87.4 0.8 85.9 88.9
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 1076 80.1 1.2 77.7 82.5
Did not serve on active duty 5798 88.9 0.4 88.1 89.7

Numerator: Respondents aged 50 years and older who did not have a
fecal occult blood test within the preceding two years.
Denominator: All respondents aged 50 years and older, excluding unknowns and refusals.