Status: Little or no detectable change
Increase the proportion of females who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Since the Pap test was introduced, women are both less likely to get cervical cancer and less likely to die from it. But in recent years, the number of women getting screened for cervical cancer has actually decreased — and some groups are less likely than others to get screened. Strategies to increase cervical cancer screening rates include interventions that target both patients and providers.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.