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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of women (age 18 and over) who report that they had a Pap smear within the past 3 years

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-11b.

National Table

1.3a Percent of women age 18 and over who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 years, United States, 1999 and 2003.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

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

National Numerator

Number of women age 18 and over who report receiving a Pap test within the past 3 years.

State Table

1.3b Percent of women age 18 and over who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 years, by State, 2000 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

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

State Numerator

Number of women age 18 and over who report receiving a Pap test within the past 3 years; respondents who answered "Within the past year," "Within the past 2 years" or "Within the past 3 years" to the question "How long has it been since you had your last Pap smear?"

Comments

Data include women without a uterine cervix.

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.

Rate of cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 women age 20 and over diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors). Percent of women (age 40 and over) who report they had a mammogram within the past 2 years.

 

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