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Mammography and Breast Cancer

Data are for the U.S.

Mammography use

  • Percent of women 40 years of age and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years: 66.8% (2013)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 70 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of physician office visits during which mammograms were ordered or provided: 12.1 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012 Summary Tables, table 21 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Outpatient department visits

  • Number of hospital outpatient department visits during which mammograms were ordered or provided: 3.0 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 15 [PDF - 330 KB]

Breast cancer mortality

  • Number of breast cancer deaths for females: 40,861
  • Deaths per 100,000 females: 25.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 12, 14 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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