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Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal


Volume 5: No. 1, January 2008

Application of the Small-Area Estimation Method to Estimate a Population Eligible for Breast Cancer Detection Services


Data Points Proportion of Eligible Women
All Hispanic White Black Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaskan Native
Whisker lower endpoint 0.06 0.27 0.03 0.09 0.05 0.13
25th percentile 0.11 0.32 0.06 0.12 0.10 0.18
Mean (50th   percentile) 0.14 0.37 0.09 0.14 0.13 0.20
Median 0.14 0.36 0.09 0.14 0.14 0.21
75th percentile 0.16 0.41 0.11 0.16 0.16 0.22
Whisker top   endpoint 0.21 0.52 0.13 0.21 0.23 0.25
Suspected outlier 0.35a NA NA 0.23b  NA  NA

Figure. Estimated proportions of women aged 40 years or older in California counties eligible for breast cancer screening and diagnostic services through Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts, by racial/ethnic group, 19982003.

NA indicates not applicable.
a Imperial County.
b Del Norte County.

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