Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines
Baseline: 65.2 percent of adults aged 50 to 75 years received a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 74.4 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates of colorectal cancer are higher in minority populations. Different screening methods can find colorectal cancer early and help prevent deaths. Interventions involving at least 2 approaches to colorectal cancer screening can help more adults get recommended screenings.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup