Percentage of Adults Who Have a Family History of Cancer
(Family history of breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer for females
and breast or colorectal cancer for males)

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2918 27.9 0.6 26.7 29.0
GENDER
Male 830 18.4 0.7 16.9 19.8
Female 2088 36.7 0.8 35.1 38.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 116 21.8 2.0 17.8 25.8
25-34 years 243 24.8 1.6 21.7 27.9
35-44 years 314 27.3 1.5 24.4 30.2
45-54 years 455 30.3 1.4 27.5 33.1
55-64 years 748 31.8 1.1 29.6 34.0
65+ years 1042 29.1 0.9 27.4 30.9
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 106 17.5 1.9 13.9 21.2
Non-hispanic 2797 28.8 0.6 27.6 29.9
RACE
White only 2680 28.8 0.6 27.7 30.0
Black or African American only 98 20.2 2.5 15.3 25.0
Other race only 52 26.0 3.8 18.6 33.4
More than one race 54 27.1 4.2 18.8 35.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 124 19.0 1.9 15.2 22.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 717 25.2 1.0 23.2 27.2
Some college 892 29.7 1.1 27.6 31.8
College graduate 1181 31.3 0.9 29.5 33.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 29.9 2.4 25.1 34.7
$15,000 to $24,999 347 24.1 1.5 21.2 27.0
$25,000 to $34,999 288 28.2 1.9 24.5 31.8
$35,000 to $49,999 422 28.1 1.5 25.2 31.0
$50,000 or more 1244 29.6 0.9 27.8 31.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1482 27.2 0.8 25.7 28.7
Out of work 104 30.5 3.1 24.4 36.6
Homemaker/Student 251 28.3 2.0 24.4 32.2
Retired 877 27.7 1.0 25.9 29.6
Unable to work 198 34.2 2.5 29.3 39.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 956 28.1 1.0 26.1 30.1
1 to less than 20 hours 169 27.2 2.6 22.2 32.3
20 hours to less than 40 hours 372 28.9 1.7 25.6 32.2
40 plus hours 1054 26.5 0.9 24.8 28.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1725 28.0 0.7 26.6 29.4
Divorced/Seperated 481 33.1 1.6 29.9 36.2
Widowed 383 31.0 1.6 28.0 34.1
Never married 329 22.8 1.5 19.8 25.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 867 33.1 1.2 30.8 35.4
Not living with a disability 2030 26.4 0.7 25.1 27.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 157 30.0 2.6 24.9 35.1
Rural 298 26.7 1.7 23.3 30.1
Densely-settled rural 468 26.1 1.3 23.5 28.7
Semi-Urban 476 28.6 1.4 25.9 31.4
Urban 1519 28.2 0.8 26.6 29.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2688 28.4 0.6 27.2 29.6
Uninsured 220 24.8 1.8 21.3 28.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 377 30.0 1.6 26.8 33.1
No diabetes 2534 27.6 0.6 26.4 28.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 295 34.0 2.1 30.0 38.1
No current asthma 2593 27.2 0.6 26.0 28.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 1122 35.3 1.0 33.2 37.3
No 1776 25.3 0.7 24.0 26.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 283 33.0 2.1 28.9 37.1
<14 days mental health NOT good 2587 27.3 0.6 26.1 28.4
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 419 28.0 1.5 25.2 30.9
Non-smoker 2483 27.9 0.6 26.7 29.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 834 28.2 1.1 26.0 30.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 900 26.1 1.0 24.2 27.9
Obese, BMI>=30 982 30.0 1.0 28.0 32.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 2104 27.7 0.7 26.4 29.0
No 806 28.4 1.1 26.2 30.5
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 296 21.5 1.4 18.8 24.2
Did not serve on active duty 2620 28.7 0.6 27.5 29.9

Numerator: Respondents reporting that they have a family history of cancer.
(Family history of breast, ovarian or colorectal cancer for females
and breast or colorectal cancer for males)
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
 
On Questionnaire Split A