Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use

This page shows colorectal cancer screening test use in U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico by race and ethnicity, insurance status, sex, and age group (50 to 64 years and 65 to 75 years). It also shows the percentage of the age-eligible population screened over time.

Colorectal cancer screening test use increased in most areas between 2012 and 2018. Screening generally occurred more frequently among those who had health insurance and among people who were 65 to 75 years old, who were likely insured by Medicare.

Please note: In May 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed its colorectal cancer screening recommendation.external icon The age at which adults at average risk of getting colorectal cancer were recommended to begin screening was lowered from 50 to 45. The data shown here do not include adults younger than age 50.