About the National Data
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Baseline: 76.4 percent of females aged 50 to 74 years received a breast cancer screening in 2019
Target: 80.5 percent
Percentage point improvement
Data include women who have had a mammogram within the last 2 years. Healthy People 2030 uses the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines to measure this objective, and the current USPSTF recommendation includes biennial mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years (Grade B), with an additional recommendation that starting biennial mammography for women 40 to 49 years should be an individual decision considering patient context, including a patient's beliefs regarding possible benefits and harms (Grade C).
In 2022, due to the 2019 NHIS redesign, the baseline was revised from 72.8% in 2018 to 76.4% in 2019. The target was revised from 77.1% to 80.5% using the original target setting method.
1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.