US women who received a mammogram by education level 2015

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. women aged 50 to 74 years who had received a mammogram or breast cancer screening within the past two years, by education level. About 60.3 percent of respondents with less than a high school education reported that they had received a breast cancer screening within the past two years, while 78.9 percent of respondents with at least a college degree reported that they had received a breast cancer screening. According to the survey, mammography usage was lowest in those with lower education levels and those without insurance or access to regular health services.

Percentage of U.S. women who had received a breast cancer screening as of 2015, by education level*

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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

base: about 35,000 households annually

Age group

50-74 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Mammogram within the past two years.

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