4 Statistics on Colorectal Cancer Screening by State

How do colorectal cancer screening rates vary across the United States?

Here are four statistics on the percentage of adults age 50 to 75 who had a fecal occult blood test within the previous year, sigmoidoscopy within the previous five years and FOBT within the previous three years or a colonoscopy with the previous 10 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates (2010) report.

Percentage of adults up-to-date on screening

54.1 to 59.2: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Test, West Virginia and Wyoming

59.3 to 63.5: Alabama, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Tennessee

63.6 to 68.9: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin

69 to 75.2: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington

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