Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of females who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines
Baseline: 72.8 percent of females aged 50 to 74 years received a breast cancer screening in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 77.1 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Finding breast cancer early can help prevent breast cancer deaths in women. When women don’t get screened, more women with breast cancer may be diagnosed at a later stage and die of the disease. Increasing breast cancer screening rates is key to reducing breast cancer deaths.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup