Breast Cancer Screening Rates
Breast cancer screening means checking a woman's breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
Source for graph data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cancer screening—United States, 2010. MMWR 2012;61(3):41–45.
Mammography Percentages by Race and Ethnicity
The graph below shows the percentage of women aged 50–74 years who had a mammogram in the last two years, grouped by race and ethnicity.
Women aged 50–74 years who reported having a mammogram within the past 2 years, by race and ethnicity, in 2010
|Race or Ethnicity||Percentage|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||69.4|
- Mammography / Breast Cancer FastStats
- Differences in knowledge of breast cancer screening among African American, Arab American, and Latina women.
- Misclassification of survey responses and black-white disparity in mammography use, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1995–2006.
- Surveillance of health status in minority communities: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) risk factor survey, United States, 2009.
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