The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is happy to share that new State Colorectal Cancer Screening Profiles are now available. The profiles show colorectal cancer screening rates in U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico by—
- Race and ethnicity.
- Insurance status.
- Age group (50 to 64 years and 65 to 75 years).
The profiles also—
- Show the percentage of the age-eligible population screened in 2012, 2014, and 2016.
- Compare the percentage of eligible population screened in the United States to the state or Puerto Rico.
- Provide a snapshot of county-level screening rates in 2014.
Colorectal cancer screening rates increased in most areas between 2012 and 2016. Screening generally occurred more frequently among those who had health insurance and among people who were 65 to 75 years old, who were likely insured by Medicare.