Table 1.

Distribution of demographic characteristics, insurance status, and health status by cancer screening in 2003–2010 MEPS Cancer Screening Eligible Respondents

Breast cancer screening (n = 12,561)Cervical cancer screening (n = 10,058)Colorectal cancer screening (n = 15,091)
Yes (n = 7,106)No (n = 5,455)Yes (n = 6,466)No (n = 3,592)Yes (n = 7,957)No (n = 7,134)
Patient's race
 White68.166.4a61.462.6a74.268.4a
 Black17.416.617.915.915.014.5
 Hispanic14.517.020.721.510.917.1
Provider's race
 White80.779.2a78.778.783.679.4a
 Black7.06.77.56.75.65.9
 Hispanic12.314.113.914.610.814.8
Age range
 40–4923.829.7a17.715.7a0.00.0a
 50–5929.624.524.821.535.346.5
 60–6923.117.626.626.334.926.5
 70–7916.213.922.225.121.717.0
 ≥807.414.38.711.48.110.0
Education
 No degree9.414.9a5.79.2a10.913.9a
 HS or GED34.334.531.134.933.531.5
 Some college11.28.314.411.712.38.1
 Graduate12.78.914.610.914.08.8
 Unknown32.533.534.233.429.337.6
Marital status
 Married59.049.0a61.554.8a65.459.7a
 Divorced/separated/widowed33.943.018.323.929.533.8
 Never married7.18.120.221.35.26.5
Employment status
 Employed53.046.4a77.068.8a46.249.6a
 Unemployed47.053.623.031.253.850.4
Family income as % of poverty level
 <100%10.816.6a12.015.7a9.913.9a
 100%–124%4.46.33.64.84.15.9
 125%–199%13.217.912.114.812.115.4
 200%–399%28.231.531.233.427.328.7
 400%+43.427.641.031.246.636.1
Health insurance coverage
 Private74.060.1a79.769.2a73.564.7a
 Public21.930.912.915.724.127.7
 Uninsured4.19.07.515.12.57.6
Physical health (self-reported)
 Excellent19.115.1a25.421.8a17.716.1a
 Very good31.226.334.830.230.027.7
 Good31.831.728.431.130.932.2
 Fair13.318.88.912.115.816.9
 Poor4.58.02.54.85.67.1
Mental health (self-reported)
 Excellent33.325.6a39.132.9a32.728.2a
 Very good30.228.331.229.430.029.1
 Good28.032.623.428.028.130.8
 Fair7.210.45.47.87.69.4
 Poor1.33.10.91.91.62.5