Percentage of U.S. adults who had received a colorectal cancer screening as of 2015, by education*
US adults who received a colorectal cancer screening by education 2015
This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults aged 50 to 75 years who had received a colorectal cancer screening within specified screening times by education, as of 2015. About 46.7 percent of survey respondents with less than a high school education indicated that they had received a colorectal cancer screening, while 70.7 percent of respondents that had graduated college indicated that they had received a colorectal screening. According the survey, standard preventative screening includes a fecal occult blood tests within 1 year, sigmoidoscopy within 5 years and fecal occult blood test within 3 years, or colonoscopy within 10 years.
Percentage of U.S. adults who had received a colorectal cancer screening as of 2015, by education*
Percentage of respondents
Less than high school46.7%
High school graduate/GED58.2%
Some college/Associates degree63.5%
College graduate70.7%
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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

50-75 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Includes fecal occult blood test within 1 year, sigmoidoscopy within 5 years and fecal occult blood test within 3 years, or colonoscopy within 10 years for persons aged 50–75 years.

US adults who received a colorectal cancer screening by education 2015
This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults aged 50 to 75 years who had received a colorectal cancer screening within specified screening times by education, as of 2015. About 46.7 percent of survey respondents with less than a high school education indicated that they had received a colorectal cancer screening, while 70.7 percent of respondents that had graduated college indicated that they had received a colorectal screening. According the survey, standard preventative screening includes a fecal occult blood tests within 1 year, sigmoidoscopy within 5 years and fecal occult blood test within 3 years, or colonoscopy within 10 years.
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