Table 2A

Cancer screening rates of colorectal cancer and prostate cancer, among homeless adults aged ≥50, by gender

≥50Males ≥50Females ≥50California averagea 50+
Colorectal cancer(n = 92)(n = 48)(n = 44)
 Heard of a rectal exam88 (96%)46 (96%)42 (96%)
 Ever had a rectal exam65 (71%)36 (75%)29 (66%)
 Had a rectal exam in the past 12 months33 (36%)19 (40%)14 (32%)
 Heard of a FOBT73 (80%)39 (81%)34 (79%)
 Ever had a FOBT39 (42%)22 (46%)17 (39%)
 Had a FOBT in the past 12 months17 (19%)10 (23%)7 (16%)
 Heard of an endoscopy48 (53%)21 (44%)27 (63%)
 Ever had an endoscopy11 (23%)3 (7%)8 (18%)47.3%
 Had an endoscopy in the past 12 months04 (9%)
Prostate cancer
 Heard of a PSA exam16 (34%)
 Ever had a PSA exam9 (19%)53.8%
 Had a PSA exam in the past 12 months5 (11%)
  • a American Cancer Society, 1999.