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Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

In the following map, the U.S. states are divided into four groups based on the percentage of adults 50 years old or older who responded to a survey and said they were “up-to-date” with colorectal cancer screening. “Up-to-date” means the respondent had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) during the previous year, a sigmoidoscopy within the previous five years and a FOBT within the previous three years, or a colonoscopy within the previous 10 years.

Percentage of Adults Aged 50–75 Years Who Reported Being Up-to-Date* with Colorectal Test Screening, by State
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2010

Map shows the percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who reported being up-to-date with colorectal test screening, by state, in 2010.
Color on MapIntervalStates
Light blue54.1 to 59.2Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Medium blue59.3 to 63.5Alabama, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Tennessee
Royal blue63.6 to 68.9Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin
Dark blue69.0 to 75.2Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington

*“Up-to-date” means having a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within one year, a sigmoidoscopy within five years and a FOBT within three years, or a colonoscopy within 10 years.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010.