Percentage of Adults Who Receive Colorectal Cancer Screening as Appropriate

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Sixty percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with regular testing of adults age 50 years and older, but current screening rates are low.

Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Metrics Calculation

NHIS questions on colorectal cancer screening are included in the survey periodically. For the purposes of this project, colorectal cancer screening is defined as follows: Individuals who report that they have ever had a colonoscopy, or ever had a sigmoidoscopy, or had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the past year either at home or at a doctor' office. Numerator: The measure is the individuals who report that they have ever had a colonoscopy, or ever had a sigmoidoscopy, or had a FOBT in the past year either at home or at a doctor' office. Denominator: Sampled adults age 50-75.

Additional Information

Measure Methodology Change: For 2000 and 2005, respondents are asked if they ever had sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy/proctoscopy as a single question. In 2010, respondents are asked about sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy as separate questions, as well as additional questions regarding screening.

 

Inclusion Criteria: NHIS sample adults age 40 and older.

Exclusion Criteria: NHIS sample adults age 18-39. Individuals who were unsure of whether they had received the specified screening.

 

The colorectal cancer screening questions have been included on the NHIS periodically, with variations in the sets of questions. Not all years included questions on colorectal cancer screening or questions that are directly comparable, which is why only certain years of data appear of this measure. Beginning in 2011, the NHIS will include annually one combined colorectal cancer screening question that asks about three types of testing -- fecal occult blood test, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. However, this question represents a significant change from how the question has been asked in the past and as a result, the 2011 question is likely to result in different estimates of colorectal cancer screening rates, compared with previous estimates. This change in question methodology will be noted when future data are added to this measure.

 

This measure is calculated by the CDC/National Center for Health Statistics from the National Health Interview Survey.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Colorectal Cancer Screening as Appropriate

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Coverage Overview

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening among those with Other Public Coverage

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Other Public Coverage

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening among those with Private Coverage

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Private Coverage

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Ethnicity

[ Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Ethnicity

For more information on how ethnicity was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Race

] Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Race

For more information on how race was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Disability Status

Measure 25 Colorectal Cancer Disability Status

Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Age Group

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Age Group

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Education Level

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Education Level

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Income Level

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Income Level

Poverty is defined by Census Bureau poverty thresholds. For more information on the definition of poverty, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Number of Chronic Conditions

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Number of Chronic Conditions

For more information on how chronic conditions were defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Region

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Region

For more information on how regions are defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Self Reported Health Status

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Self Reported Health Status

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Sex

Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | Sex

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Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by State

~ Measure 25 : Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening | State

Click on a state to see data from that state, a time trend graph for the selected state will appear below the map.

White coloring indicates that no data are available for that state.

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