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Title:
   Screening Colonoscopy among the U.S. Noninstitutionalized Adult Population Age 50 and Older, 2005
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 188
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   November 20, 2007
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Survey (MEPS-HC) regarding colonoscopy screening percentages among the U.S. noninstitutionalized population, age 50 and older, in 2005. The colonoscopy screening tool is known for its use in the early detection of colorectal cancer. In 2005, 44 million, or about half (50.1 percent), of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population age 50 and older reported that they have never had a screening colonoscopy.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Conditions, Preventive Care, Priority Conditions -- Cancer
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st188/stat188.pdf (102 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st188/stat188.shtml
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