QuickStats: Percentage* of Women Aged 50–74 Years Who Had a Mammogram Within the Preceding 2 Years,† by Family Income§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021¶
Weekly / February 17, 2023 / 72(7);199
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Abbreviation: FPL = federal poverty level.
* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on an affirmative response to the question, “Have you ever had a mammogram?” Those who answered “yes” were asked, “About how long has it been since your most recent mammogram?” This question was asked of all women, regardless of history of breast cancer.
§ As a percentage of FPL, which is based on family income and family size, using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds. Family income was imputed when missing.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2021, 76.0% of women aged 50–74 years reported that they had a mammogram within the preceding 2 years. The percentage of women who had a mammogram within the preceding 2 years increased with family income, from 67.7% of women with family income <200% of FPL, to 74.3% of women with income 200% to <400% of FPL, and 81.5% of those with income ≥400% of FPL.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Nazik Elgaddal, MS, firstname.lastname@example.org; Cynthia Reuben, MA.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 50–74 Years Who Had a Mammogram Within the Preceding 2 Years, by Family Income — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:199. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7207a6.
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