Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2010

Variable no_colon: Reason for no colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy [S]

Literal Question

Q18. What is the one most important reason why you have (never had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy/not had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 10 years/not had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years/not had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years/not had a colonoscopy or sygmoidoscopy in the past 10 years)?

Descriptive Text

The universe for this variable includes all adults aged 45-75 who have never had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy or had not had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy within the recommended timeframe.

Values Categories N NW
1 Cost or no insurance 131 58,402.5
2 Access issues 10 6,071.3
3 Lack of knowledge 263 120,060.2
4 Avoidance or disinterest 366 155,871.2
5 Other or multiple reasons 68 25,710.9
6 DK or refused 128 67,637.5
0 NIU - child, age, or screen 5528 3,652,135.4

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 966 433753.59
Missing cases 5528 3652135.41
This variable is numeric


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