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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Summary Table: Early Detection – Colorectal Cancer

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Fecal occult blood test
1987–2005
Colorectal endoscopy
1987–2005
Colorectal cancer test use
1987–2005
Measure Percentage of adults aged 50 years and older, by racial/ethnic group, who reported that they had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past 2 years. Percentage of adults aged 50 years and older who reported that they ever had an endoscopy (proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy). Percentage of adults aged 50 years and older who had a colorectal cancer test (home-based FOBT in the past 2 years and/or ever had a colorectal endoscopy).
Recent summary trend*
Falling
2000–2005
Rising
2000–2005
Rising
2000–2005
Desired direction
Rising 
Rising 
Rising 
Trend details

Non-significant change, then rising, then falling

Rising, then non-significant change, then rising

Rising


Most recent estimate In 2005, 25 percent of people aged 50 years and older had a home FOBT within the past 2 years. In 2005, 50 percent of people aged 50 years and older had ever had a colorectal endoscopy. In 2005, 59 percent of people aged 50 years and older had used a colorectal cancer test.
Healthy People 2010 target Increase to 50 percent the proportion of adults aged 50 years and older who have had an FOBT within the past 2 years. Increase to 50 percent the proportion of adults aged 50 years and older who have ever had a sigmoidoscopy. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for the proportion of adults who should receive colorectal cancer screenings.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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