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Why Is This Important?
The Pap test, also known as a Pap or Pap smear, checks for changes in the cells of the cervix that can be early signs of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a common cancer that has a very high cure or remission rate when caught early. If Pap results are abnormal, further testing or treatment may be necessary. Many abnormalities resolve without leading to cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all women aged 21-29 have a Pap test every 3 years while women aged 30-65 should have a Pap test and an HPV test every 5 years or a Pap test alone every 3 years.
Percent of women who have not had a hysterectomy and have had a Pap smear to test for cancer of the cervix within the past 3 years (aged 21-29 years), or a Pap test in past 3 years or HPV test in past 5 years (30-65 years) .
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of women who have not had a hysterectomy and have had a Pap smear to test for cancer of the cervix within the past 3 years (21-29 years) , or a Pap test in the past 3 years or HPV test in the past 5 years (30-65 years).|
|Denominator:||Number of women (aged 21-65 years) who have not had a hysterectomy and for whom cervical cancer screening status can be determined (excludes unknowns and refusals).|