Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of 2006 BRFSS sample: Participants age 50 y and older—estimates weighted for sample design

Non-Latino responding-in-EnglishLatino responding-in-EnglishLatino responding-in-Spanish
Weightedn45,422,5793,413,5762,468,406
AgeMean64.2061.6161.29
SE0.070.320.53
Region (%)Northeast22.9614.1817.28
Midwest14.345.455.07
Southern31.3428.7133.18
Western31.3651.6644.50
Gender (%)Male45.9244.3645.91
Female54.0855.6454.09
Education (%)<High school8.1824.1367.55
High school/GED28.1327.3715.17
>High school63.6948.4917.28
Marital (%)Partnered65.7764.3066.02
Not partnered34.2335.7033.98
Income (%)<$20,00013.8627.1544.70
$20,000-$34,99918.5619.3422.80
$35,000-$74,99928.1425.4710.04
$75,000+25.1115.890.96
Refused14.3212.1421.51
Medical insurance (%)93.5786.2568.23
Identified health care provider (%)91.5685.4470.28
Smoking (%)Current14.2713.7612.94
Good health (%)79.0269.9340.21
CRC screening (%)FOBT17.0714.196.36
Endoscopy57.2946.7530.37
Combined61.6151.0433.40
  • Abbreviation: GED, general education degree.