Table 3.

Prevalence of multiple behavioral risk factors according to colorectal cancer screening status in a sample of 11,090 adults ages 50 yrs and older drawn from the 2000 NHIS

No. behavioral risk factorsColorectal cancer screening status
Not adherent (n = 6,009), % (95% CI)Adherent (n = 3,835), % (95% CI)
04.4 (3.7-5.0)9.1 (8.0-10.1)
114.5 (13.5-15.5)23.0 (21.5-24.5)
227.5 (26.1-28.9)28.4 (26.6-30.1)
328.7 (27.3-30.0)22.3 (20.7-23.9)
418.1 (17.0-19.1)12.5 (11.3-13.7)
55.8 (5.1-6.5)4.1 (3.4-4.9)
61.0 (0.8-1.3)0.6 (0.3-0.8)
70.1 (0.0-0.1)0.1 (0.0-0.1)
  • NOTE: All percentages are weighted. Behavioral risk factors examined: current smoking, low physical activity, low fruit and vegetable intake, high caloric fat intake, obesity, high alcohol intake, and low multivitamin use. Due to missing data on individual behavioral risk factors, data were excluded from 1,246 participants, giving a sample size of 9,844 individuals for this analysis.

    Abbreviation: 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.