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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.

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.

Age Group

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



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Coverage Overview

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



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Disability Status

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



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Education Level

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



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Ethnicity

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Ethnicity



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Income Level

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



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National Summary

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by National Summary



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Number of Chronic Conditions

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



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Other Public Coverage

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



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Private Coverage

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



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Race

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Race



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Region

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Region



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Self Reported Health Status

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



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Sex

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by Sex



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State

Percentage of Adults Who Receive Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening by State



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