PCD News Summary for July 26, 2018
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Patterns and Trends in Cancer Screening in the United States
New CDC research shows that although more people are getting screened for colorectal cancer, the number of people getting recommended cancer screenings still remains below national targets, especially among people without health insurance. Researchers examined the prevalence of cancer screening reported in 2015 by U.S. adults participating in the National Health Interview Survey for 2000 through 2015. Colorectal cancer screening was the only screening test that increased during the study period. For all types of cancer screening tests studied, the lowest screening prevalence was generally associated with having no usual source of care, no insurance, not having seen a physician in the past 12 months, and identifying as non-Hispanic Asian. Younger age, lower income, and fewer years of education were also consistently associated with lower prevalence of screening for both men and women.
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