Vol. 66, No. 11
March 24, 2017
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QuickStats: Percentage* of U.S. Women Aged 50–74 Years Who Never Had a Mammogram,† by Place of Birth and Length of Residence in the United States§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2015¶
Weekly / March 24, 2017 / 66(11);309
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
† A mammogram is a radiograph of the breast that might be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or display no symptoms of the disease. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for breast cancer with mammography every 2 years for women aged 50–74 years.
§ Country of birth, number of years residing in the United States, and current age were used to determine nativity and percentage of time in the United States.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey.
In 2013 and 2015 combined, 5.4% of U.S. women aged 50–74 years had never received a mammogram in their lifetime. Foreign-born women were twice as likely as U.S.-born women to have never received a mammogram (9.5% versus 4.7%). Foreign-born women who lived in the United States for < 25% of their lifetime were more than twice as likely to have never received a mammogram compared with those who resided in the U.S. for ≥25% of their lifetime (17.3% versus 7.9%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2015 combined. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Tainya C. Clarke, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4155; Meheret Endeshaw; Denise Duran; Mona Saraiya.