Table 2.

Prevalence of cancer-related risk factors, cancer screening, and behavioral counseling by data source among participants in SCOPE, New Jersey, 2006-2007

ItemTotal nPatient report
Medical record
n (%)n (%)
Cancer-related risk factors
    Personal history of cancer74263 (8.5)71 (9.6)
    Family history of cancer742161 (21.7)125 (16.9)
    Smoking status: current smokers74280 (10.8)88 (11.9)
Cancer screening
    Mammography447310 (69.4)161 (36.0)
    Pap testing319*256 (80.3)144 (45.1)
    FOBT742180 (24.3)92 (12.4)
    Colorectal endoscopy321196 (61.1)169 (52.7)
    PSA testing295176 (59.7)135 (45.8)
Behavioral counseling
    Recommendation for mammography13716 (11.7)27 (19.7)
    Recommendation for Pap testing635 (7.9)9 (14.3)
    Recommendation for colorectal cancer screening226100 (44.3)82 (36.3)
    Diet or weight counseling in the past year742445 (60.0)270 (36.4)
    Exercise counseling in the past year742436 (58.8)212 (28.6)
    Smoking counseling for current smokers8066 (82.5)27 (33.8)
  • NOTE: History of cancer includes breast, cervical, colorectal, or prostate cancer. Colorectal endoscopy includes sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy procedures.

  • * One hundred twenty-eight patients were excluded due to prior hysterectomy.

  • Four hundred twenty-one patients were excluded due to enrollment in practice for less than 5 y.

  • In patients who reported they did not ever receive the test.