Table 5.

Age-adjusted prevalence (%) of cancer screening test utilization, adults, NHIS 2013

Breast cancer screening among women ≥40 yearsCervical cancer screening among women 21–65 yearsaColorectal cancer screening among men and women ≥50 yearsProstate cancer screening among men≥50 years
Mammogram in past yearMammogram in past 2 yearsPap test in past 3 yearsFOBT in past yearEndoscopybFOBT and/or endoscopycPSA in past year
Age, y
 Non–Hispanic white52.166.482.87.458.060.536.5
 Non–Hispanic black52.666.182.38.556.559.432.9
 American Indian/Alaska Native48.563.080.7f45.048.0f
 Asian (non–Hispanic)d50.366.970.610.948.653.226.3
 HS or GED47.761.475.77.352.655.228.6
 Some college51.967.383.48.658.060.735.7
 College graduate59.574.887.37.965.468.043.1
Sexual orientation
Insurance status
Immigration status
 Born in the United States51.866.182.57.857.760.435.4
 Born in U.S. territory47.259.376.811.149.455.037.2
 In the United States fewer than 10 years27.039.965.9f17.320.225.3
 In the United States 10+ years50.

Abbreviations: GED, General Educational Development high school equivalency; HS, high school.

  • aAmong women with intact uteri.

  • bSigmoidoscopy within the past five years or a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

  • cFOBT and/or sigmoidoscopy within the past five years or a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

  • dDoes not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • eEstimates for Pap testing are among persons aged 25 years or older.

  • fEstimate not provided due to instability.