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Table 2 Percentages and 95% CIs of U.S. workers undergoing cancer tests and medical care-seeking by paid sick leave, NHIS, 2008

From: The lack of paid sick leave as a barrier to cancer screening and medical care-seeking: results from the National Health Interview Survey

   Paid Sick Leave  
Cancer test n Has sick leave Doesn't have sick leave p*
   % 95% CI % 95% CI  
Mammography 2,555 83.6 81.5-85.5 75.8 72.1-79.2 <0.001
Pap Test 5,218 89.9 88.7-91.0 86.4 84.5-88.1 <0.001
Endoscopy 3,224 52.7 50.1-55.3 43.1 39.7-46.5 <0.001
Home FOBT 3,208 9.2 7.8-10.8 9.7 7.9-11.9 0.68
# physician visits 11,504 84.0 82.8-85.2 72.0 70.3-73.7 <0.001
 in past year       
Seen doctor in 11,533 69.1 67.6-70.4 57.9 56.1-59.8 <0.001
 past year       
  1. FOBT, fecal occult blood test; CI, confidence interval;
  2. Mammography within past 2 years, women age >39.
  3. Endoscopy for adult workers within past 5 years for flexible sigmoidoscopy or 10 years for colonoscopy.
  4. Home FOBT for adult workers within past year age > 49.
  5. # physician visits and seen doctor in past 12 months for all workers.
  6. p* values are based on an chi square test for association.