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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Screening - Mammography

Definition

Estimated percentage of New Mexican women ages 50-74 years who have had a mammogram in the past two years (i.e., current with breast cancer screening recommendations). A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Health care providers use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer.

Numerator

Number of New Mexican women ages 50-74 years from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who reported that they have had a mammogram within the past two years.

Denominator

Number of New Mexican women ages 50-74 years from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Data Interpretation Issues

Data for this indicator report are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related behaviors, health conditions, and preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. Responses have been weighted to reflect the New Mexico adult population by age, sex, ethnicity, geographic region, marital status, education level, home ownership and type of phone ownership. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (with cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. Please see the [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/docs/Query/BRFSS/BRFSS_fact_sheet_Aug2012.pdf BRFSS Method Change Factsheet]. The "missing" and "don't know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage.

Why Is This Important?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) and is the second leading cause of cancer death in New Mexican women (after lung cancer). Regular mammograms are the best tests health providers have to screen for breast cancer.

Healthy People Objective: C-17, Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

U.S. Target: 81.1 percent

Other Objectives

New Mexico Cancer Plan 2012-2017 Objectives: By 2017, increase by 15% the proportion of NM women ages 40 and older who have had a mammogram in the past 2 years, from a 2010 baseline of 71% to 81.7%. New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

How Are We Doing?

The percent of New Mexican women who are current with breast cancer screening recommendations has remained stable for more than a decade.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Comparable rates for the United States for "current" with breast cancer screening are only available for 2014 at this time. In 2014, among women ages 50-74 years, breast cancer screening rates were lower for New Mexico compared to the United States.

What Is Being Done?

The New Mexico Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCP) is dedicated to improving access to high-quality, age-appropriate breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for low-income women who are uninsured or under-insured, and helping them access resources for treatment when necessary. To do this, the BCCP supports changes within provider practices and health systems to increase screening opportunities. In addition, data and surveillance systems, such as monitoring screening quality measures, are used to develop more organized, systematic approaches to cancer screening and to improve service delivery. These approaches are supported by the New Mexico Department of Health and are being implemented by many healthcare organizations and health systems throughout New Mexico. Visit the BCCP website at: http://archive.cancernm.org/bcc/index.html

Evidence-based Practices

The BCCP supports New Mexico health care providers and health systems in using evidence-based interventions such as patient reminders, risk assessment tools, reducing structural barriers (e.g., expanding clinic hours, provision of mobile mammography events), provider reminder and recall systems, and provider assessment and feedback on performance. All of these activities have been shown to increase breast cancer screening rates, and are recommended by The Guide to Community Preventive Services, a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force, established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Available Services

The New Mexico Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to New Mexico women ages 40 years and older who lack health insurance and who live at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. More information can be found online at http://archive.cancernm.org/bcc/index.html or by calling toll-free 1-877-852-2585. Uninsured women in New Mexico should check to see if they qualify for Centennial Care, which is New Mexico's Medicaid program, at: https://nmmedicaid.acs-inc.com/static/index.htm Uninsured women who don't qualify for Centennial Care may be able to purchase a health insurance plan during certain times of the year through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange at: http://www.bewellnm.com/

Health Program Information

The most effective strategy for detecting early-stage breast cancer is screening mammography. The resulting earlier treatment may be life-saving, depending on the breast cancer type and quality of care. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) estimates that over a ten-year period, screening 10,000 women ages 60 to 69 years would result in about 21 fewer breast cancer deaths. Over the same ten-year period, there would be about eight breast cancer deaths averted in 10,000 women screened at ages 50-59 years, and about three breast cancer deaths averted in 10,000 women screened at ages 40-49 years. Screening mammography also has risks. In addition to false-positive results and unnecessary biopsies, all women undergoing regular screening mammography are at risk for the diagnosis and treatment of noninvasive and invasive breast cancer that would otherwise not have become a threat to their health, or even apparent, during their lifetime (known as "overdiagnosis"). The USPSTF notes that the best estimates from randomized controlled trials suggest that one in five women diagnosed with breast cancer over approximately ten years will be overdiagnosed. Since we can't currently identify which breast cancers are overdiagnosed, they are all treated, meaning that one in five women diagnosed with breast cancer through screening may be enduring surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy that she never would have needed. The BCCP is exploring the best options for providing more balanced and useable information to women about both the potential benefits and harms of breast cancer screening. The intent is to enable women to make well-informed decisions about breast cancer screening that are consistent with their values and priorities.


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Women with health insurance are more likely to report having had a mammogram within the past two years compared to women without health insurance.

Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, risk factors for breast cancer include: older age (>50 years); genetic mutations (e.g., BRCA1 and BRCA2); early age at menstruation (<12 years); no or late (>30 years) pregnancy; late age at menopause (>55 years); lack of physical activity; being overweight or obese after menopause; having dense breasts; using combination hormone therapy (i.e., estrogen and progestin together); taking oral contraceptives; personal or family history of breast cancer; personal history of certain non-cancerous breast diseases (e.g., atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ); previous radiation therapy to chest or breasts (e.g., like for treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma) before age 30 years; alcohol consumption. Women who took diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy and women whose mothers took DES are also at increased risk for breast cancer.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Estimated Percent of Women Ages 50-74 Years* Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years (i.e., current with breast cancer screening recommendations) by Year, New Mexico and United States, 2002-2016

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*Because the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations changed over the 2002-2016 time period, the data displayed use the recommendations in effect during the data collection period. Data for 2002-2008 are for women ages 40 years and older. Data for 2010-2016 are for women ages 50-74 years. Women in these age groups were considered to be current with breast cancer screening recommendations at the time of the survey if they reported having had a mammogram within the past two years.
BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 11
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200269.667.272.0Ages 40 years and older1,3111,908
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200469.167.071.1Ages 40 years and older1,9052,789
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200670.067.972.1Ages 40 years and older2,0152,910
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200870.868.772.9Ages 40 years and older2,0622,929
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method201076.474.278.5Ages 50-74 years1,7042,276
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201272.770.474.8Ages 50-74 years1,7772,422
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201472.069.474.5Ages 50-74 years1,7802,506
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201671.868.874.6Ages 50-74 years1,1971,716
U.S., New Weighting Method201278.4
U.S., New Weighting Method201478.1
U.S., New Weighting Method201677.6

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.   Estimates for 2011 and forward should not be compared to earlier years (please refer to Data Interpretation Issues).

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Chronic Disease Indicators BRFSS Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/cdi/].


Estimated Percent of Women Ages 50 Years and Older Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2002-2016

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BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 15
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200275.372.678.09741,325
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200473.571.375.71,4412,007
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200673.571.175.71,5832,185
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200873.571.275.71,6592,282
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method201075.273.377.12,1272,886
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201271.569.473.52,1983,077
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201469.767.471.92,1823,172
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201668.465.771.01,4542,196
U.S., Old Weighting Method200279.4
U.S., Old Weighting Method200478.0
U.S., Old Weighting Method200679.9
U.S., Old Weighting Method200879.2
U.S., Old Weighting Method201077.8
U.S., New Weighting Method201277.0
U.S., New Weighting Method201475.6

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.   Estimates for 2011 and forward should not be compared to earlier years (please refer to Data Interpretation Issues). Data for the United States are currently only available through 2014.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Estimated Percent of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2016

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Race/EthnicityPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native74.864.483.0116152
Asian/Pacific Islander****
Black/African American67.751.580.5*4770
Hispanic75.369.780.2330449
White70.066.273.67261,062
New Mexico71.868.874.61,1971,716

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.   **The count or rate in certain cells of the table has been suppressed either because 1) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication, or 2) it could be used to calculate the number in a cell that has been suppressed. For survey queries, percentages calculated from fewer than 50 survey responses are suppressed. *Due to small sample sizes, BRFSS data for 2012, 2014 and 2016 were aggregated for African Americans in order to provide a stable estimate.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by County, New Mexico: 2012, 2014, 2016

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Due to small sample sizes, BRFSS data for 2012, 2014 and 2016 were aggregated in order to provide stable county estimates.
CountyPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo75.171.878.17881,024
Catron**34
Chaves67.961.174.1192274
Cibola64.454.673.1135205
Colfax62.246.475.84159
Curry71.862.679.4117156
De Baca**16
Dona Ana77.173.080.8427563
Eddy68.460.975.0153219
Grant61.252.169.788144
Guadalupe**11
Harding**4
Hidalgo**16
Lea60.953.467.9143226
Lincoln65.555.474.478120
Los Alamos77.461.688.06178
Luna63.449.375.64265
McKinley71.764.977.6240334
Mora**36
Otero71.563.878.0143200
Quay69.956.580.54463
Rio Arriba64.855.373.3114171
Roosevelt72.860.982.25376
Sandoval77.070.782.3274371
San Juan68.964.373.1551789
San Miguel76.664.485.682104
Santa Fe72.868.576.7446620
Sierra47.834.561.52964
Socorro65.752.576.94972
Taos65.056.372.994148
Torrance**46
Union**14
Valencia72.662.880.7184237
NM72.270.773.64,7546,559
US77.6U.S. value is for 2016.

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.   Note: The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different. **The count or rate in certain cells of the table has been suppressed either because 1) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication, or 2) it could be used to calculate the number in a cell that has been suppressed. For survey queries, percentages calculated from fewer than 50 survey responses are suppressed. Estimates for the following counties have been suppressed due to small numbers: Catron, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Mora, Torrance and Union.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Estimated Percent of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years By Age, New Mexico, 2016

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Age GroupPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 2
50-6472.368.575.87101,014
65-7570.765.875.1487702

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Health Region, New Mexico, 2016

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New Mexico Health RegionPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Northwest66.9%60.1%73.0%270400
Northeast70.8%64.5%76.4%219317
Metro74.9%69.3%79.8%281376
Southeast68.3%61.5%74.4%170250
Southwest68.6%62.8%73.9%228335
New Mexico71.8%68.8%74.6%1,1971,678

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2016

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Urban Versus Rural CountiesPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
Metropolitan Counties74.9%69.3%79.8%281376
Small Metro Counties73.7%68.9%78.0%412573
Mixed Urban-Rural67.4%62.7%71.9%398593
Rural Counties58.0%48.4%67.0%77136
New Mexico71.8%68.8%74.6%1,1971,678

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.   Note: The BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of the designated urban-rural county populations, the results would likely have been different.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Health Insurance Coverage, New Mexico, 2016

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Health Insurance CoveragePercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 2
Uninsured35.0%19.8%54.0%1962
Has Coverage73.4%70.4%76.2%1,1771,652

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Education Level, New Mexico, 2016

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Education LevelPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
Less Than High School76.1%67.0%83.4%128170
H.S. Grad or G.E.D.66.9%60.4%72.7%269421
Some Post High School71.5%66.1%76.4%358517
College Graduate73.6%68.9%77.9%442608

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Household Income, New Mexico, 2016

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Household IncomePercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
<$15,00061.6%53.1%69.5%142236
$15,000 to $24,99970.9%63.5%77.3%184289
$25,000 to $49,99969.7%63.1%75.5%267394
$50,000 to 74,99970.1%61.7%77.3%164229
$75,000 or more82.5%76.8%87.0%286357

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percentage of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by Sexual Orientation, New Mexico: 2012, 2014, 2016

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Sexual OrientationPercentage with MammographyLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 3
Straight72.3%70.8%73.8%4,4796,255
Gay or Lesbian71.2%58.9%81.1%7197
Bisexual**48

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.   **The count or rate in certain cells of the table has been suppressed either because 1) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication, or 2) it could be used to calculate the number in a cell that has been suppressed. For survey queries, percentages calculated from fewer than 50 survey responses are suppressed.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Estimated Percent of Women Ages 50-74 Years Who Have Had a Mammogram Within the Past Two Years by U.S. States, 2016

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StatePercentage with Mammography
Record Count: 52
Alabama78.0
Alaska67.9
Arizona76.2
Arkansas73.0
California82.4
Colorado73.6
Connecticut85.8
Delaware82.3
District of Columbia83.5
Florida81.8
Georgia79.3
Hawaii83.7
Idaho64.5
Illinois78.0
Indiana72.5
Iowa77.6
Kansas75.5
Kentucky76.7
Louisiana78.5
Maine80.8
Maryland81.1
Massachucetts86.3
Michigan79.3
Minnesota82.4
Mississippi71.7
Missouri76.3
Montana73.9
Nebraska73.5
Nevada73.3
New Hampshire82.3
New Jersey80.7
New Mexico71.8
New York79.7
North Carolina79.3
North Dakota75.2
Ohio77.1
Oklahoma74.4
Oregon73.7
Pennsylvania75.6
Rhode Island85.5
South Carolina76.2
South Dakota78.7
Tennessee77.1
Texas73.1
Utah77.5
Vermont78.6
Virginia80.4
Washington76.2
West Virginia77.8
Wisconsin80.3
Wyoming64.1
United States77.6

Data Notes

The breast cancer screening questions are only administered in the BRFSS in even-numbered years. In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its previous 2009 recommendations for breast cancer screening; however, the update contained no changes in screening recommendations for average-risk women based on age group. For women ages 40-49 years, mammography screening is not routinely recommended, but women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin screening every two years. For women ages 50-74 years, mammography screening is recommended every two years. For women ages 75 years and older, there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against mammography screening.

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].

References and Community Resources

New Mexico Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection (BCC) Program (http://archive.cancernm.org/bcc/index.html) U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Breast Cancer Screening website (https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/breast-cancer-screening1?ds=1&s=Breast Cancer Screening) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/risk_factors.htm)The Community Guide to Preventive Services (https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cancer-screening-multicomponent-interventions-breast-cancer)

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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