Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers - Early Detection Summary Table

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Legend:
green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2020 target
Measure Name Breast Cancer Screening Cervical Cancer Screening Colorectal Cancer Screening
Year Range 1987-2015 1987-2015 2000-2015
Measure

The percentage of women aged 40 years and older, accounting for race/ethnicity, income, and education level, who reported having had a mammogram within the past 2 years.

The percentage of women aged 18 years and older, accounting for race/ethnicity, income, and education level, who reported they had a Pap test within the past 3 years.

FOBT: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who reported that they had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past year, by racial/ethnic group. For the 2000 National Health Interview Survey, respondents were asked about both home- and office-based FOBTs; starting in 2003, respondents were asked only about home-based FOBTs.

Colorectal endoscopy: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who reported that they have had an endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy).

Recent Summary Trend Stable Falling Non-Significant Change
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2010-2015 2010-2015 2010-2015
Desired Direction Rising Rising Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Breast Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Cervical Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, 71.6% of women aged 50-74 years had a mammogram within the past 2 years. In 2015, 78.7% of women aged 21-65 had a pap smear test within the past 3 years In 2015, 62.9% of adults aged 50-75 had received a home FOBT in the last year or had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years or had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 81.1% Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 93.0% Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 70.5%
More Information Breast Cancer Screening Cervical Cancer Screening Colorectal Cancer Screening
Last Updated January 2017 January 2017 January 2017
Measure Name: Breast Cancer Screening
Measure Name Breast Cancer Screening
Year Range 1987-2015
Measure

The percentage of women aged 40 years and older, accounting for race/ethnicity, income, and education level, who reported having had a mammogram within the past 2 years.

Recent Summary Trend Stable
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2010-2015
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Breast Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, 71.6% of women aged 50-74 years had a mammogram within the past 2 years.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 81.1%
More Information Breast Cancer Screening
Measure Name: Cervical Cancer Screening
Measure Name Cervical Cancer Screening
Year Range 1987-2015
Measure

The percentage of women aged 18 years and older, accounting for race/ethnicity, income, and education level, who reported they had a Pap test within the past 3 years.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2010-2015
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Cervical Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, 78.7% of women aged 21-65 had a pap smear test within the past 3 years
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 93.0%
More Information Cervical Cancer Screening
Measure Name: Colorectal Cancer Screening
Measure Name Colorectal Cancer Screening
Year Range 2000-2015
Measure

FOBT: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who reported that they had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past year, by racial/ethnic group. For the 2000 National Health Interview Survey, respondents were asked about both home- and office-based FOBTs; starting in 2003, respondents were asked only about home-based FOBTs.

Colorectal endoscopy: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who reported that they have had an endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy).

Recent Summary Trend Non-Significant Change
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2010-2015
Desired Direction Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2015, 62.9% of adults aged 50-75 had received a home FOBT in the last year or had a sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years or had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years.
Healthy People 2020 Target Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines to 70.5%
More Information Colorectal Cancer Screening