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Use of Mammography Among Women 40 Years of Age and Over

 

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These tables show the percentage of women age 40 years and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years, by selected characteristics (insurance status, income level, rural/urban, race, ethnicity, and education).

 

Table A. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Total 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40 years and over, age-adjusted2,3 29.0 51.7 61.0 67.0 70.4 69.5 66.6
40 years and over, crude2 28.7 51.4 60.9 66.9 70.4 69.7 66.8
50 years and over, age-adjusted2,3 27.3 49.8 60.9 69.0 73.7 72.4 68.2
50 years and over, crude2 27.4 49.7 60.6 68.9 73.6 72.4 68.4

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table B. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by age: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Age 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40-49 years 31.9 55.1 61.3 63.4 64.3 64.4 63.5
50-64 years 31.7 56.0 66.5 73.7 78.7 76.2 71.8
65 years and over 22.8 43.4 55.0 63.8 67.9 67.7 63.8
65-74 years 26.6 48.7 63.0 69.4 74.0 74.6 72.5
75 years and over 17.3 35.8 44.6 57.2 61.3 60.6 54.7

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table C. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by race: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Race4 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40 years and over, crude
White only
29.6 52.2 60.6 67.4 71.4 70.1 67.4
40 years and over, crude
Black or African American only
24.0 46.4 64.3 66.0 67.8 70.4 64.9
40 years and over, crude
American Indian or Alaska Native only
* 43.2 65.8 45.2 47.4 63.1 72.8
40 years and over, crude
Asian only
* 46.0 55.8 60.2 53.5 57.6 54.6
40 years and over, crude
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only
--- --- --- --- * * *
40 years and over, crude
2 or more races
--- --- --- --- 69.2 65.3 63.7

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table D. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by Hispanic origin and race: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Hispanic origin and race4 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40 years and over, crude
Hispanic or Latina
18.3 45.2 51.9 60.2 61.2 65.0 58.8
40 years and over, crude
Not Hispanic or Latina
29.4 51.8 61.5 67.5 71.1 70.1 67.5
40 years and over, crude
White only
30.3 52.7 61.3 68.0 72.2 70.5 68.3
40 years and over, crude
Black or African American only
23.8 46.0 64.4 66.0 67.9 70.5 65.2

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table E. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by age, Hispanic origin, and race: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Age, Hispanic origin, and race4 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40-49 years
Hispanic or Latina
*15.3 45.1 47.5 55.2 54.1 59.4 54.2
40-49 years
Not Hispanic or Latina
White only
34.3 57.0 62.0 64.4 67.2 65.2 65.5
40-49 years
Not Hispanic or Latina
Black or African American only
27.8 48.4 67.2 65.0 60.9 68.2 62.1
50-64 years
Hispanic or Latina
23.0 47.5 60.1 67.2 66.5 69.4 61.5
50-64 years
Not Hispanic or Latina
White only
33.6 58.1 67.5 75.3 80.6 77.2 73.5
50-64 years
Not Hispanic or Latina
Black or African American only
26.4 48.4 63.6 71.2 77.7 76.2 71.6
65 years and over
Hispanic or Latina
* 41.1 48.0 59.0 68.3 69.5 63.8
65 years and over
Not Hispanic or Latina
White only
24.0 43.8 54.9 64.3 68.3 68.1 64.7
65 years and over
Not Hispanic or Latina
Black or African American only
14.1 39.7 61.0 60.6 65.5 65.4 60.5

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table F. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by age and percent of poverty level: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Age and percent of poverty level5 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40 years and over, crude
Below 100%
14.5 30.8 44.2 50.1 54.8 55.4 48.5
40 years and over, crude
100%-less than 200%
20.9 39.1 48.6 56.1 58.1 60.8 55.3
40 years and over, crude
200%-less than 400%
29.7 53.3 65.0 67.4 68.8 69.9 67.2
40 years and over, crude
400% or more
42.9 68.7 74.1 76.8 81.5 77.7 76.6
40-49 years
Below 100%
18.4 32.2 43.0 44.8 47.4 50.6 42.5
40-49 years
100%-less than 200%
18.4 39.0 47.6 46.9 43.6 54.0 49.8
40-49 years
200%-less than 400%
31.2 55.2 64.5 61.8 60.2 63.0 61.8
40-49 years
400% or more
44.1 68.9 69.9 72.7 75.8 71.6 73.6
50-64 years
Below 100%
14.4 29.9 46.2 52.7 61.7 58.3 50.4
50-64 years
100%-less than 200%
24.2 39.8 49.0 61.8 68.3 64.0 58.8
50-64 years
200%-less than 400%
29.7 56.2 69.6 71.1 75.1 74.1 70.7
50-64 years
400% or more
44.7 71.6 78.0 83.4 86.9 84.9 80.6
65 years and over
Below 100%
13.1 30.8 43.9 51.9 54.8 57.0 52.3
65 years and over
100%-less than 200%
19.9 38.6 48.8 57.8 60.3 62.8 56.1
65 years and over
200%-less than 400%
27.7 47.4 61.0 69.5 71.1 72.3 68.6
65 years and over
400% or more
34.7 61.2 73.0 71.1 81.9 73.0 72.6

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table G. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by health insurance status at the time of interview: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Health insurance status at the time of interview6 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40-64 years
Insured
--- --- 68.3 72.3 76.0 75.1 72.5
40-64 years, Insured
Private
--- --- 69.4 73.4 77.1 76.3 74.5
40-64 years, Insured
Medicaid
--- --- 54.5 59.7 61.7 63.5 55.6
40-64 years
Uninsured
--- --- 34.0 40.1 40.7 41.5 38.1

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table H. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by health insurance status prior to interview: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Health insurance status prior to interview6 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40-64 years
Insured continuously all 12 month
--- --- 68.6 73.0 76.8 75.6 73.1
40-64 years
Uninsured for any period up to 12 months
--- --- 49.9 47.6 53.0 56.0 51.3
40-64 years
Uninsured more than 12 months
--- --- 26.6 36.3 34.0 37.0 32.9

See footnotes at end of Table I.

 

Table I. Use of mammography among women 40 years of age and over, by age and education: United States, selected years 1987-2005

(Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population)

 

Age and education7 1987 1990 1994 1998 2000 2003 2005
Percent of women having a mammogram within the past 2 years1
40 years and over, crude
No high school diploma or GED
17.8 36.4 48.2 54.5 57.7 58.1 52.8
40 years and over, crude
High school diploma or GED
31.3 52.7 61.0 66.7 69.7 67.8 64.9
40 years and over, crude
Some college or more
37.7 62.8 69.7 72.8 76.2 75.1 72.7
40-49 years
No high school diploma or GED
15.1 38.5 50.4 47.3 46.8 53.3 51.2
40-49 years
High school diploma or GED
32.6 53.1 55.8 59.1 59.0 60.8 58.8
40-49 years
Some college or more
39.2 62.3 68.7 68.3 70.6 68.1 68.3
50-64 years
No high school diploma or GED
21.2 41.0 51.6 58.8 66.5 63.4 56.9
50-64 years
High school diploma or GED
33.8 56.5 67.8 73.3 76.6 71.8 70.1
50-64 years
Some college or more
40.5 68.0 74.7 79.8 84.2 82.7 77.0
65 years and over
No high school diploma or GED
16.5 33.0 45.6 54.7 57.4 56.9 50.7
65 years and over
High school diploma or GED
25.9 47.5 59.1 66.8 71.8 69.7 64.3
65 years and over
Some college or more
32.3 56.7 64.3 71.3 74.1 75.1 73.0

 

These estimates may be revised in the future as further analyses are completed.

 

* Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20%-30%. Data not shown have an RSE greater than 30%.

--- Data not available.

1 Questions concerning use of mammography differed slightly on the National Health Interview Survey across the years for which data are shown.

2 Includes all other races not shown separately, unknown poverty level in 1987, unknown health insurance status, and unknown education level.

3 Estimates for women 40 years and over are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using four age groups: 40-49 years, 50-64 years, 65-74 years, and 75 years and over. Estimates for women 50 years and over are age-adjusted using three age groups.

4 The race groups, white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 2 or more races, include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Starting with 1999 data, race-specific estimates are tabulated according to the 1997 Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity and are not strictly comparable with estimates for earlier years. The five single-race categories plus multiple-race categories shown in the table conform to the 1997 Standards. Starting with 1999 data, race-specific estimates are for persons who reported only one racial group; the category 2 or more races includes persons who reported more than one racial group. Prior to 1999, data were tabulated according to the 1977 Standards with four racial groups and the Asian only category included Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Estimates for single-race categories prior to 1999 included persons who reported one race or, if they reported more than one race, identified one race as best representing their race. Starting with 2003 data, race responses of other race and unspecified multiple race were treated as missing, and then race was imputed if these were the only race responses. Almost all persons with a race response of other race were of Hispanic origin.

5 Percent of poverty level is based on family income and family size and composition using U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Poverty level was unknown for 11% of women 40 years of age and over in 1987. Missing family income data were imputed for 19%-23% of women 40 years of age and over in 1990-1994 and 34%-38% in 1998-2005.

6 Health insurance categories are mutually exclusive. Persons who reported both Medicaid and private coverage are classified as having private coverage. Starting with 1997 data, state-sponsored health plan coverage is included as Medicaid coverage. Starting with 1999 data, coverage by the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is included as Medicaid coverage. In addition to private and Medicaid, the insured category also includes military plans, other government-sponsored health plans, and Medicare, not shown separately. Persons not covered by private insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, public assistance (through 1996), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plans (starting in 1997), Medicare, or military plans are considered to have no health insurance coverage. Persons with only Indian Health Service coverage are considered to have no health insurance coverage.

7 Education categories shown are for 1998 and subsequent years. GED stands for General Educational Development high school equivalency diploma. In years prior to 1998 the following categories based on number of years of school completed were used: less than 12 years, 12 years, 13 years or more.

SOURCES: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey. Data are from the following supplements: cancer control (1987), health promotion and disease prevention (1990-1991), and year 2000 objectives (1993-1994). Starting in 1998, data are from the family core and sample adult questionnaires.

 

 
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