Table 1.

Descriptive characteristics of women who were residents of selected metropolitan statistical areas ages ≥18 years and with no history of hysterectomy, 2000 and 2002 BRFSS (N = 49,231)

Percent (95% CI)n
Year
    200050.1 (49.4-50.7)21,493
    200249.9 (49.3-50.6)27,738
Age (y)
    18-3949.7 (49.0-50.5)22,280
    40-4920.9 (20.3-21.4)11,083
    50-6416.8 (16.2-17.3)9,133
    65-747.6 (7.2-8.0)3,665
    75+5.1 (4.8-5.4)3,070
Race
    White75.1 (74.4-75.8)38,663
    Black13.7 (13.2-14.2)6,355
    Asian or Pacific Islander5.1 (4.7-5.5)1,488
    American Indian or Alaska native1.0 (0.8-1.1)379
    Other5.1 (4.8-5.5)1,925
Hispanic
    Yes17.0 (16.4-17.7)4,419
    No83.0 (82.3-83.6)44,617
Household size
    One14.0 (13.6-14.3)12,033
    Two28.0 (27.4-28.6)13,966
    Three19.3 (18.8-19.9)8,846
    Four or more38.7 (38.0-39.5)14,311
Marital status
    Currently married or living as unmarried couple57.1 (56.4-57.8)25,166
    Divorced or separated13.5 (13.1-14.0)8,429
    Widowed7.5 (7.1-7.8)4,651
    Never married21.9 (21.3-22.6)10,851
Education
    <High school graduate11.0 (10.4-11.5)3,803
    High school graduate/GED26.1 (25.5-26.8)12,638
    Some college/technical school28.7 (28.1-29.4)13,507
    College graduate34.2 (33.5-34.8)19,219
Household income
    <$15,0009.7 (9.3-10.3)3,994
    $15,000-34,99925.0 (24.3-25.6)12,383
    $35,000-49,99914.5 (14.0-15.0)7,420
    ≥$50,00037.4 (36.7-38.1)18,741
    Unknown13.4 (13.0-13.9)6,693
Saw physician in last year
    Yes76.8 (76.0-77.7)18,733
    No23.2 (22.3-24.1)4,751
Health insurance
    Yes86.1 (85.5-86.7)44,151
    No13.9 (13.3-14.5)4,995
  • NOTE: Estimates were obtained using SUDAAN software to account for the weighting. Physician visit in last year is in the core BRFSS questionnaire in 2000; in 2002, it is in the Health Care Coverage and Utilization Module (only asked in 10 states).