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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Screening for Cervical Cancer

Women (age 18 and over) who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 years

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-11b.

Tables

2 Pap test within past three years, women age 18 and over, United States, 2000, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey.

Denominator

U.S female resident population, age 18 and over.

Numerator

Number of women age 18 and over who report receiving a Pap test within the past 3 years; respondents whose response to the question "When did you have your most recent Pap smear test?" indicated a test within three years of the measure year.

Comments

Data include women without a uterine cervix.

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion of age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

 

 

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