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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2011/2012 Update

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Summary Table: Early Detection – Breast and Cervical Cancers

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 2020 target

  Breast cancer screening
Cervical cancer screening
Measure Percentage of women aged 40 and older, by racial/ethnic, geographic, and low-income groups, who reported having had a mammogram within the past two years. Percentage of women aged 18 years and older who reported they had a Pap test within the past three years.
Recent summary trend*
Desired direction
Trend details

Rising, then stable

Rising, then falling
Most recent estimate In 2010, 66 percent of women aged 40 and older had a mammogram within the past two years, a statistically significant drop from 70 percent (1998-2003). In 2010, 74 percent of women aged 18 and older had a Pap test within the past three years, down from 81 percent in 2003.
Healthy People 2020 target The Healthy People 2020 targets are limited to women ages 50-74. The 2008 baseline for this age group of women was 74 percent. Healthy People calls for a 10 percent improvement to 81 percent in 2020. The Healthy People 2020 target modified the age groups for Pap testing to include women aged 21 to 65 years. The 2020 baseline for women 21 to 65 is 84.5 percent. The target is a 10 percent improvement to 93 percent in 2020.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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