Map Details: Percent of Eligible Women that were Screened for Breast and Cervical Cancer by Jurisdiction

Impact Statement

Maryland’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) provides breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and patient navigation services to women across the state.

This map was developed as a part of the GIS Capacity Building Project. Learn more about the project.

The choropleth map indicates the percentage of eligible women who received breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, or patient navigation services from the Maryland Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP). Red indicates the lowest percentage of eligible women served, and yellow indicates the highest percentage of eligible women served. In each local jurisdiction, the blue circle is proportionate to the total number of women eligible for BCCP services in that jurisdiction.

Key Points

Major Findings 

The percentage of uninsured women ages 40–64 and at or below 250% of the federal poverty level served by the BCCP did not exceed 44.6% in any jurisdiction, with the majority of jurisdictions serving less than 30% of these eligible women.

How the map will be used, or has been used

This map will inform leadership in the health department, policymakers, and other stakeholders on how well the BCCP is reaching its target population in each jurisdiction.

ArcGIS 10.5

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, 2015; Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, 2015

The total number of women ages 40–64 who were uninsured and at or below 250% of federal poverty level was calculated for each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to determine the number of women eligible for BCCP-funded services. The total number of women who used BCCP services for screening and/or diagnosis in each jurisdiction was then used to calculate the percentage of eligible women served.

Erica Smith, Epidemiology Team Lead, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health
410-767-5088
erica.smith@maryland.gov

Erica Smith, Maryland Department of Health; accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Chronic Disease GIS Exchange https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/gisx/mapgallery/MD-screened.html

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