Table 2.

Percentage of women residing in selected metropolitan statistical areas who had a self-reported Pap test in the past 3 years according to variables from 2000 and 2002 BRFSS, and 2000 U.S. Census

Percentage (95% CI)n
BRFSS variables
    All86.4 (85.6-87.2)48,860
    Year
        200085.9 (84.8-87.1)21,364
        200286.9 (86.0-87.9)27,496
    Age (y)*
        18-3987.1 (85.8-88.3)22,196
        40-4990.2 (88.8-91.5)11,048
        50-6488.4 (87.3-89.5)9,082
        65-7480.0 (77.6-82.4)3,597
        75+67.3 (64.0-70.6)2,937
    Race*
        White87.1 (86.3-87.9)38,381
        Black88.8 (87.4-90.2)6,302
        Asian or Pacific Islander72.4 (69.8-74.9)1,478
        American Indian or Alaska native85.7 (80.1-91.2)377
        Other84.1 (81.6-86.7)1,910
    Hispanic
        Yes84.1 (82.5-85.6)4,395
        No86.9 (86.1-87.7)44,275
    Household size*,
        One81.2 (80.1-82.2)11,846
        Two88.0 (87.1-88.9)13,868
        Three89.1 (88.0-90.2)8,816
        Four or more85.9 (84.8-87.0)14,262
    Marital status*
        Currently married or living as unmarried couple90.8 (90.0-91.6)25,054
        Divorced or separated87.7 (86.4-89.1)8,387
        Widowed74.2 (72.0-76.5)4,509
        Never married78.3 (75.6-81.0)10,778
    Education*,
        <High school graduate77.5 (75.7-79.3)3,738
        High school graduate/GED82.4 (81.3-83.5)12,533
        Some college/technical school87.2 (86.1-88.4)13,413
        College graduate91.7 (91.0-92.3)19,118
    Income*,
        <$15,00075.4 (73.8-77.1)3,947
        $15,000-34,99984.0 (82.7-85.4)12,287
        $35,000-49,99987.5 (86.3-88.7)7,400
        ≥$50,00092.2 (91.2-93.1)18,698
        Unknown81.6 (79.4-83.8)6,528
    Saw a physician in the past year*
        Yes90.9 (89.8-92.0)18,620
        No71.5 (69.4-73.5)4,730
    Health insurance*
        Yes88.4 (87.7-89.0)43,811
        No75.0 (72.5-77.5)4,968
Census variables
    Percentage of residents working class*,§
        0-49.9% working class90.2 (88.9-91.4)4,633
        50-65.9% working class87.0 (85.8-88.2)20,226
        66-74% working class85.6 (84.9-86.4)20,188
        75%+ working class86.6 (85.6-87.7)3,813
    Percentage living in poverty (%)*,
        0-4.988.6 (86.6-90.7)5,438
        5-9.986.5 (85.6-87.3)34,189
        10-19.985.1 (83.3-87.0)8,367
        20+90.3 (87.0-93.5)866
    Percentage with low education (%)*,
        0-14.987.9 (86.9-88.9)20,507
        15-24.986.6 (85.8-87.5)20,318
        25+84.0 (82.5-85.6)8,035
  • NOTE: Estimates were obtained using SUDAAN software to account for the weighting. Census 2000 variables are linked at the county level to the 2000 and 2002 BRFSS data set. Only women residing in a county that is part of a metropolitan statistical area with a total Census 2000 population of at least 1,500,000 are included in the sample. 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).

  • * P < 0.001 from χ2 test.

  • P < 0.01 from χ2 test.

  • P < 0.0001 from Wald χ2 test for trend.

  • § P < 0.01 from Wald χ2 test for trend.

  • P < 0.001 from Wald χ2 test for trend.