Table 3A.

Cancer screening and health promotion behaviors by race

Black (192) n (%)White (743) n (%)PaBlack (44,084) Weighted n (%)White (248,047) Weighted n (%)Pa
Cancer screening
Stool test in past year
 Yes10 (7.0%)27 (5.0%)0.3442,270 (10.9%)7,697 (6.8%)0.350
 No132 (93.0%)511 (95.0%)18,485 (89.1%)106,176 (93.2%)
Sigmoidoscopy in past 5 years
 Yes4 (2.8%)8 (1.5%)0.309533 (2.5%)1,590 (1.4%)0.490
 No141 (97.2%)525 (98.5%)20,614 (97.5%)110,749 (98.6%)
Colonoscopy in past 10 years
 Yes105 (72.9%)413 (77.6%)0.23614,814 (70.6%)92,110 (82.3%)0.043
 No39 (27.1%)119 (22.4%)6,166 (29.4%)19,787 (17.7%)
Adherent to any CRC screening
 Yes111 (78.2%)427 (80.3%)0.58116,147 (77.6%)95,182 (84.7%)0.134
 No31 (21.8%)105 (19.7%)4,660 (22.4%)17,152 (15.3%)
Lung scan in past year
 Yes2 (12.5%)14 (15.7%)0.741172 (8.9%)1,821 (11.8%)0.767
 No14 (87.5%)75 (84.3%)1,774 (91.2%)13,588 (88.2%)
Mammogram in past 2 years
 Yes65 (81.3%)217 (80.4%)0.86110,136 (82.5%)54,906 (84.5%)0.750
 No15 (18.8%)53 (19.6%)2,151 (17.5%)10,096 (15.5%)
Pap test in past 3 years (or past 5 years with HPV test)
 Yes39 (78.0%)137 (75.7%)0.73413,304 (90.6%)77,573 (78.4%)0.043
 No11 (22.0%)44 (24.3%)1,377 (9.4%)21,420 (21.6%)
Health promotion/risk behaviors
 Physical activity0.6960.770
  None/0 days per week53 (28.7%)193 (27.0%)10,687 (25.5%)52,541 (22.0%)
  1–2 days per week45 (24.3%)196 (27.4%)10,525 (25.2%)62,741 (26.3%)
  3–7 days per week87 (47.0%)327 (45.7%)20,628 (49.3%)123,575 (51.7%)
 Tobacco use0.0060.028
  Not at all142 (77.6%)605 (84.4%)32,855 (77.1%)210,596 (87.7%)
  Some days19 (10.4%)25 (3.5%)3,678 (8.6%)5,492 (2.3%)
  Everyday22 (12.2%)87 (12.1%)6,102 (14.3%)23,990 (10.0%)
  • NOTE: Eligibility for stool test, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and any CRCS includes ages 50–75. Lung scan is for ages 55 to 80 with more than 30 pack-years. Mammogram is ages 50–75, and Pap test is ages 21 to 65 without a hysterectomy.

  • aP values are from Pearson χ2 tests.