C-17 Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
73.7 (2008)
Target
81.1
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of women aged 50 to 74 years who have had a mammogram in the past 2 years
Denominator
Number of women aged 50 to 74 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Cancer Control Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you EVER HAD a mammogram?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't know

When did you have your MOST RECENT mammogram?

_____________

Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Data include women who have had a mammogram within the last 2 years. Healthy People 2020 uses the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines to measure this objective, and the current USPSTF recommendation includes biennial mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years, with an additional recommendation that starting biennial mammography before age 50 should be an individual decision considering patient context, including a patient’s beliefs regarding possible benefits and harms.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 50-64, 65-74
  • Race/Ethnicity: 50-64, 65-74
  • Education Attainment: 50-64, 65-74
  • Family Income: 50-64, 65-74
  • Family Type: 50-64, 65-74
  • Country of Birth: 50-64, 65-74
  • Disability Status: 50-64, 65-74
  • Geographic Location: 50-64, 65-74
  • Marital Status: 50-64, 65-74
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 3-13 in that the measure was updated to match new guidelines put forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

References and More Information

  1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), AHRQ
    http://www.ahrq.gov/legacy/clinic/uspstfix.htm