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CDC and AGA join forces to bring colorectal cancer screening to the uninsured
Date:3/18/2013

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About Colorectal Cancer Screening2

According to CDC, overall, 58.6 percent (CI = 57.3 percent-59.9 percent) of adults reported being up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. This is lower than the Healthy People 2020 target of 70.5 percent. Nearly identical proportions of men (58.5 percent) and women (58.8 percent) reported being up-to-date. Whites were significantly more likely to report being up-to-date than blacks or Asians. Hispanics were less likely to report being up-to-date (46.5 percent [CI = 42.9 percent-50.2 percent]) than non-Hispanics. Among respondents who 1) had been in the U.S. for <10 years; 2) did not have a usual, nonemergency department source of care; or 3) did not have health insurance, less than a quarter reported having been screened within the recommended interval. Respondents aged 65-75 years were more likely to be up-to-date than those aged 50-64 years. Significant upward trends were seen in the proportion of adults up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening from 2000 to 2010 using any colorectal cancer screening regimen.


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