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Cancer - cervical cancer screening - women (21-65)

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Cervical cancer screening, women (21-65) by county 2015, 2016, 2018

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.

Definition

Percent of women (aged 21-65 years) who have not had a hysterectomy and have had a Pap smear to test for cancer of the cervix within the past 3 years.

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of women (aged 21-65 years) who have not had a hysterectomy and have had a Pap smear to test for cancer of the cervix within the past 3 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).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/26/2019, Published on 11/23/2021
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