Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of females who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines
Baseline: 80.5 percent of females aged 21 to 65 years received a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 84.3 percent
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