Screening Program Data

The purpose of the NBCCEDP Screening Program Summaries report is to share results of the national program with the public on services provided and cancers detected through individual state, territorial, and tribal programs. These data represent only clinical services provided with NBCCEDP federal funding. By program definition, “women screened” are those receiving a program-funded breast or cervical cancer screening procedure. “Women served” includes women screened and women who received diagnostic services through the program following an abnormal screening test funded through another source.

These data include clinical services and outcomes for the most recent 5-year period for which data are available. The 5-year timeframe provides a current snapshot of the program. and assures a quantity needed to minimize data suppression. Rates and percentages of screening and diagnostic outcomes are presented in crude form and age-adjusted by the direct method to the population of NBCCEDP participants screened in calendar year 2000. Data are suppressed for programs with fewer than 200 screens, cell sizes less than 16, and rates and percentages that do not meet a test of relative standard error less than 30%, a measure of the estimate’s reliability.

It is important to recognize that these data represent the NBCCEDP screened population and are not an estimate of the general population. For general population statistics on breast and cervical cancer, see the Data Visualizations Tool. Comparing performance data across grantee programs is not advised due to extensive variation across programs. Within national guidelines, each program has flexibility to adopt operational models unique to their state, territory, or tribal organization public health infrastructure and implement strategies to reach the women they serve.