About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 76.4 percent of females aged 50 to 74 years received a breast cancer screening in 2019

Target: 80.5 percent

Numerator
Number of females aged 50 to 74 years who had a mammogram in the past 2 years.
Denominator
Number of females aged 50 to 74 years.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
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Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was moving away from the desired direction and the slope of the line was not statistically significant. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) expected the overall percentage may be difficult to change. Although this target is ambitious, the SMEs believed that progress may be made through multicomponent interventions, especially for medically underserved women.

Methodology

Methodology notes

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).

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.
Revision History
Revised. 

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%.