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