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Indicator Report - Colorectal Cancer Screening

Why Is This Important?

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and Utah. Screening for this cancer is important as deaths can be substantially reduced when precancerous polyps are detected early and removed. The chance of surviving colorectal cancer exceeds 90% when the cancer is diagnosed before it has extended beyond the intestinal wall (www.cancer.org).

Recommended Colon Cancer Screening by Race, Utah, 2010 and 2012

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

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Definition

The proportion of persons aged 50 or older who reported having recommended colorectal cancer screening (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy in the past 10 years or having an FOBT (fecal occult blood test) in the last year).

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of respondents aged 50 or older who reported having recommended colorectal cancer screening (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy in the past 10 years or having an FOBT (fecal occult blood test) in the last year).
Denominator: The total number of survey respondents aged 50 or older excluding those who answered "don't know" or "refused" to the numerator question.

Page Content Updated On 02/12/2014, Published on 03/24/2014
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Content updated: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:37:37 MDT