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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System respondents 50 years of age or older were considered to have colorectal cancer (CRC) screening if they had had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy during the past 10 years or a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) during the past year, or both.

Colorectal Cancer Screening data available: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.

Related Indicators: Fecal Occult Blood Test in Past Year and Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy in Past 10 Years

Defined based on:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of colorectal cancer tests―United States, 2002, 2004, 2006. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008;57:253–8.

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