Adults who Have Never Been Screened for Colorectal Cancer, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012 and 2020

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH; Jessica B. King, MPH; Cheryll C. Thomas, MSPH; Thomas B. Richards, MD; Nicole F. Dowling, PhD; Sallyann Coleman King, MD, MSc

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Prev Chronic Dis. 2022;19(4):e21 

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Abstract and Introduction

Abstract

Colorectal cancer screening among US adults aged 50–75 years, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012 and 2020. A, Change in percentage of US adults aged 50–75 years who reported they were never screened for colorectal cancer, 2012 to 2020. The overall decrease in never screened in the US was −5.8 percentage points. B, Percentage of US adults aged 50–75 years who reported being up to date with colorectal cancer screening in 2020. The percentage up to date in the US overall was 69.4%. Percentages were age-standardized to the 2000 US standard million population. Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.[1,2]

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