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
Overall51.365.980.87.855.958.634.5
Gender
 Males7.856.158.8
 Females7.755.858.6
Age, y
 40–4946.659.6
 50–6455.871.4
 65+51.766.9
 21–3079.9
 31–4083.1
 41–5082.2
 51–6577.6
 50–646.850.453.126.6
 65+8.862.365.143.9
Race/ethnicity
 Non–Hispanic white52.166.482.87.458.060.536.5
 Non–Hispanic black52.666.182.38.556.559.432.9
 Hispanic45.961.677.18.441.544.924.3
 American Indian/Alaska Native48.563.080.7f45.048.0f
 Asian (non–Hispanic)d50.366.970.610.948.653.226.3
Educatione
 <HS38.752.768.56.840.043.123.7
 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
 Gay/lesbian56.871.172.910.769.473.854.3
 Straight51.465.981.17.855.858.534.3
 Bisexualff65.7ffff
Insurance status
 Uninsured22.338.060.62.220.321.920.2
 Insured54.869.685.28.158.861.636.2
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+ years50.066.076.07.747.250.429.2

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.