On this page: About the National Data | Methodology
About the National Data
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Baseline: 4.5 percent of adults aged 55 to 80 years received a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines in 2015
Target: 7.5 percent
Minimal statistical significance
Data include persons who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit smoking within the past 15 years. Healthy People 2030 uses the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations to measure this objective and the current USPSTF guidelines (Grade B) recommend annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults 55 to 80 years who meet the smoking criteria. The USPSTF guidelines recommend screening be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that limits life expectancy or the ability to have curative lung surgery.