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
|Light blue||54.1 to 59.2||Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming|
|Medium blue||59.3 to 63.5||Alabama, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Tennessee|
|Royal blue||63.6 to 68.9||Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin|
|Dark blue||Connecticut, 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.