Table 1.

Age-adjusted percentages of respondents ages 50 to 75 years who reported CRC tests within recommended time intervals, by sociodemographic and health care access variables, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2010

Home FOBT within past yearSigmoidoscopy within past 5 years with FOBT within past 3 yearsColonoscopy within past 10 yearsAny CRC test within recommended time interval
CharacteristicNa%b(95% CI)Na%b(95% CI)Na%b(95% CI)Na%b(95% CI)
Total8,8168.8(8.1–9.6)8,8711.3(1.0–1.6)8,85754.6(53.2–55.9)8,82558.3(57.0–59.6)
Gender
 Male3,8848.9(7.9–10.0)3,9011.6(1.2–2.2)3,89854.4(52.4–56.4)3,88558.2(56.3–60.1)
 Female4,9328.7(7.7–9.7)4,9701.0(0.7–1.4)4,95954.7(53.0–56.5)4,94058.4(56.6–60.1)
Race
 White6,7288.9(8.1–9.8)6,7761.3(1.0–1.6)6,77155.4(54.0–56.8)6,74459.2(57.8–60.6)
 Black1,5158.2(6.6–10.0)1,5191.5(0.9–2.3)1,51352.4(49.5–55.3)1,51055.6(52.6–58.6)
 Asian4708.0(5.4–11.6)4711.6(0.7–3.6)46843.5(38.6–48.5)46746.9(41.9–52.0)
 American Indian/Alaska native807.1(3.3–14.6)820.0(0.0–4.4)8246.3(33.9–59.2)8148.1(35.5–61.0)
Hispanic or Latino
 No7,6549.1(8.3–9.9)7,6971.4(1.1–1.7)7,68755.5(54.1–56.9)7,66359.4(58.0–60.7)
 Yes1,1625.6(4.3–7.3)1,1740.6(0.2–1.4)1,17044.8(41.4–48.3)1,16247.3(43.8–50.9)
Age, y
 50–594,1667.0(6.1–8.0)4,1840.9(0.6–1.3)4,17346.3(44.5–48.3)4,15950.0(48.1–51.8)
 60–693,32910.5(9.4–11.7)3,3531.6(1.2–2.1)3,35361.9(60.0–63.8)3,33965.8(63.9–67.7)
 70–751,32110.8(9.0–12.9)1,3342.0(1.2–3.3)1,33164.5(61.6–67.4)1,32768.2(65.2–71.0)
Education
 <12 y1,5125.4(4.3–6.7)1,5270.9(0.6–1.3)1,51938.8(36.0–41.7)1,50641.6(38.7–44.6)
 High school graduate2,4366.9(5.8–8.2)2,4540.8(0.5–1.5)2,45350.4(48.1–52.6)2,44553.3(51.0–55.5)
 Some college2,48610.6(9.2–12.2)2,4971.1(0.8–1.7)2,49357.3(55.0–59.5)2,48961.8(59.6–63.9)
 College graduate2,34910.7(9.2–12.4)2,3582.0(1.5–2.7)2,36063.8(61.4–66.1)2,35367.7(65.4–70.0)
Annual family income
 <$35,0003,6648.2(7.2–9.3)3,6880.9(0.6–1.2)3,67742.3(40.5–44.2)3,65646.6(44.6–48.5)
 $(35.000–49.999)1,2847.8(6.1–10.0)1,2941.0(0.5–1.8)1,29151.2(48.1–54.4)1,28754.6(51.5–57.8)
 $(50.000–74.999)1,4848.7(7.1–10.6)1,4921.4(0.8–2.5)1,48957.1(54.2–60.0)1,48659.8(56.9–62.7)
 $(75.000–99.999)91211.2(8.8–14.0)9182.1(0.9–4.6)91760.3(56.7–63.9)91665.5(61.9–69.0)
 ≥$100,0001,47210.2(8.5–12.1)1,4801.7(0.8–3.5)1,48368.6(65.7–71.4)1,47971.5(68.6–74.2)
Health care insurance—ages 50–64
 Private3,9688.0(7.1–9.0)3,9831.2(0.9–1.7)3,98456.7(54.8–58.6)3,97760.2(58.4–62.1)
 Military without private26919.2(12.4–28.4)2681.9(1.0–3.7)26962.8(54.5–70.4)26974.6(67.0–80.9)
 Only government/public8228.2(6.2–10.7)8290.7(0.3–1.5)82140.7(36.6–44.9)81344.7(40.3–49.1)
 None/single service9723.0(2.0–4.6)9770.2(0.0–1.4)97319.1(16.3–22.2)96821.2(18.3–24.4)
Health care insurance—ages 65–75
 Private1,33111.6(9.6–13.9)1,3401.7(1.1–2.7)1,34069.6(66.8–72.2)1,33473.1(70.5–75.7)
 Medicare without private1,35410.4(8.5–12.6)1,3732.0(1.2–3.4)1,36958.5(55.3–61.7)1,36462.8(59.5–65.9)
 Only government/public3911.3(5.2–22.7)400.0(0.0–8.8)4042.0(24.2–62.2)3946.8(27.6–66.9)
 None/single service420.0(0.0–8.4)420.0(0.0–8.4)4214.2(6.6–27.7)4214.2(6.6–27.7)
Usual source of health care
 No8682.4(1.4–3.9)8730.2(0.0–1.2)87120.5(16.4–25.2)86622.4(18.1–27.3)
 Yes7,9469.4(8.6–10.2)7,9961.4(1.1–1.7)7,98557.7(56.3–59.0)7,95861.6(60.2–62.9)
Family history of CRC
 No or do not know7,7419.1(8.4–10.0)7,7771.4(1.1–1.8)7,76053.5(52.1–54.9)7,73657.5(56.2–58.9)
 Yes6787.5(5.5–10.0)6830.4(0.1–1.3)68772.3(68.3–75.9)68573.8(69.7–77.5)
  • aSample size for each response category.

  • bEstimates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using the following age groups: 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, and 70–75.