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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2011/2012 Update

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Summary Table: Early Detection – Colorectal Cancer

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2020 target


  Fecal occult blood test
1987–2010
Colorectal endoscopy
1987–2010
Colorectal cancer test use
1987–2010
Measure Percentage of adults aged 50 and older who reported that they had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past two years, by racial/ethnic group. Percentage of adults aged 50 and older who reported that they ever had an endoscopy (proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy). Percentage of adults aged 50 and older who had a colorectal cancer test (home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy).
Recent summary trend*
Falling
2005–2010
Rising
2005–2010
Rising
2005–2010
Desired direction
Rising 
Rising 
Rising 
Trend details

Rising, then falling

Rising

Rising
Most recent estimate In 2010, 13 percent of people aged 50 and older had a home FOBT within the past two years. In 2010, 62 percent of people aged 50 and older had ever had a colorectal endoscopy. In 2010, 65 percent of people aged 50 and older had used a colorectal cancer test.
Healthy People 2020 target The Healthy People 2020 target calls for 70.5 percent of adults ages 50 to 75 to be up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening, defined according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines as high-sensitivity FOBT done at home every year; sigmoidoscopy every five years with high-sensitivity FOBT every three years; or colonoscopy every 10 years The Healthy People 2020 target calls for 70.5 percent of adults ages 50 to 75 to be up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening, defined according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines as high-sensitivity FOBT done at home every year; sigmoidoscopy every five years with high-sensitivity FOBT every three years; or colonoscopy every 10 years The Healthy People 2020 target calls for 70.5 percent of adults ages 50 to 75 to be up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening, defined according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines as high-sensitivity FOBT done at home every year; sigmoidoscopy every five years with high-sensitivity FOBT every three years; or colonoscopy every 10 years
More information Colorectal Cancer Screening

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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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