Community-Level Breast Cancer Screening Estimates, Alaska, 2014
GIS SNAPSHOT — Volume 16 — April 25, 2019
Screening rates are presented for each community in Alaska and are classified into 4 categories: <55%, >55% to 65%, >65% to 75%, and >75%. Overall, rates were highest in southwest Alaska and lowest in south central Alaska. Communities with mammography capability are concentrated in the south central and southeastern part of the state, along the Alaska Road Network.
Estimated percentage of women aged 45 to 74 in Alaska who reported receiving a mammogram in the previous 2 years, based on the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. A community was defined as any city, town, or unique rural population center. Communities with mammogram capability may be only partially staffed. This map helped the Alaska Breast Cancer Coalition prioritize screening outreach efforts.
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