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QuickStats: Estimated Percentage* of Women Aged >40 Years Who Received a Mammogram During the Preceding 2 Years, by Poverty Status --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005

* Estimates by poverty status were age adjusted using the 2000 U.S. standard population and four age groups: 40--49, 50--64, 65--74, and >75 years. Estimates were based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized, U.S. civilian population.

Poor was defined as annual household income <100% of the poverty threshold, near poor as 100%--199%, and nonpoor as >200%, based on U.S. Bureau of the Census thresholds.

§ 95% confidence interval.

In 2005, approximately 67% of women aged >40 years reported they had received a mammogram during the preceding 2 years. This percentage increased with household income level and ranged from 49% for women categorized as poor to 72% for women categorized as nonpoor.

SOURCES: National Health Interview Survey, 2005, available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm. Healthy People 2010 database, available at http://wonder.cdc.gov/data2010.



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