Table 1.

Descriptive baseline characteristics and screening status, stratified by gender from the CPTD Screening Trial in Baltimore City

Sample characteristicsUp-to-date with screening
CharacteristicMale n(%a)Female n(%a)PbMale n(%a)Female n(%a)Pb
Total586 (100.0)1,552 (100.0)
Up to date with CRC screening454 (77.5)1,266 (81.6)0.033454 (77.5)1,266 (81.6)0.030
Age, y
 65–74438 (74.7)1,033 (66.6)342 (75.3)850 (67.1)
 75–84148 (25.3)519 (33.4)<0.001112 (24.7)416 (32.9)0.001
Marital status
 Married/living with partner301 (51.4)324 (20.9)246 (54.2)275 (21.7)
 Widowed/divorced/separated223 (38.1)1095 (70.6)164 (36.1)891 (70.4)
 Never married59 (10.1)129 (8.3)<0.00142 (9.3)96 (7.6)<0.001
Smoking
 Current smoker123 (21.0)192 (12.4)89 (19.6)151 (11.9)
 Former smoker288 (49.1)577 (37.2)237 (52.2)483 (38.2)
 Never smoker167 (28.5)752 (48.5)<0.001120 (26.4)608 (48.0)<0.001
Income in past 12 months ($)
 ≤9,99986 (14.7)342 (22.0)58 (12.8)265 (20.9)
 10,000–19,999109 (18.6)387 (24.9)79 (17.4)311 (24.6)
 20,000–29,99997 (16.6)239 (15.4)77 (17.0)203 (16.0)
 ≥30,000208 (35.5)321 (20.7)181 (39.9)277 (21.9)
 Refused/don't know86 (14.7)263 (16.9)<0.00159 (13.0)210 (16.6)<0.001
Medigap insurance
 Yes288 (49.2)859 (55.3)237 (52.2)730 (57.7)
 No292 (49.8)683 (44.0)0.030212 (46.7)529 (41.8)0.078
Education
 <High school diploma223 (38.1)484 (31.2)161 (35.5)379 (29.9)
 High school diploma155 (26.4)410 (26.6)119 (26.2)343 (27.1)
 >High school diploma206 (35.2)652 (42.0)0.010172 (37.9)541 (42.7)0.126
Medicare knowledge about coverage for cancer screening
 Just about everything46 (7.8)191 (12.3)36 (7.9)164 (12.9)
 Somewhat57 (9.7)167 (10.8)52 (11.4)139 (11.0)
 Almost none483 (82.4)1193 (76.9)0.018366 (80.6)963 (76.1)0.016
Place usually go to for care
 Yes559 (95.4)1527 (98.4)444 (97.8)1,250 (98.7)
 No27 (4.6)23 (1.5)<0.00110 (2.2)12 (1.1)0.163
How often in the past 12 months did health care professionals explain things in an understandable way?
 Usually/always540 (92.2)1451 (93.5)424 (93.4)1,199 (94.7)
 Never/sometimes46 (7.8)101 (6.5)0.27430 (6.6)67 (5.3)0.297
There's not much a person can do to lower their chances of getting cancer
 Agree141 (24.1)419 (27.1)96 (21.2)330 (26.1)
 Disagree407 (69.6)1049 (67.7)325 (71.6)866 (68.4)
 No opinion37 (6.3)80 (5.2)0.27133 (7.3)70 (5.5)0.066
It seems like almost everything causes cancer
 Agree265 (45.2)687 (44.3)201 (44.3)568 (44.9)
 Disagree303 (51.7)806 (52.1)243 (53.5)654 (51.7)
 No opinion18 (3.1)57 (3.7)0.76510 (2.2)44 (3.5)0.373
  • aDue to missing data, percentages may not add up to 100%.

  • bP value calculated by Pearson χ2 test.