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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of men and women (age 50 and over) who report they had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past 2 years

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-12a.

National Table

1.6a Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years, United States, 2000 and 2003.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

Number of adults age 50 and over.

National Numerator

Number of adults age 50 and over who report receiving fecal occult blood testing within the preceding 2 years.

State Table

1.6b Percent of men and women age 50 and over who report they had a fecal occult blood test within the past 2 years, by State, 2001 and 2003.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

State Denominator

Number of adults age 50 and over.

State Numerator

Number of adults age 50 and over who report receiving fecal occult blood testing within the preceding 2 years.

Comments

Percents 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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Rate of colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 men and women age 50 and over diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage). Percent of men and women (age 50 and over) who report they ever had a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy.

 

 

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