Pap Tests

Data are for the U.S.

Pap test use
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who had a Pap test within the past 3 years: 69.0% (2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 71 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of physician office visits during which Pap tests were ordered or provided: 28.5 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 21 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 692 KB]

Outpatient department visits
  • Number of hospital outpatient department visits during which Pap tests were ordered or provided: 3.5 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 15 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 330 KB]

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Page last reviewed: January 19, 2017