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CDC: US cancer screening rates remain below targets

The US has seen rates of cancer screening rise since 2000, but rates have remained below the targets of 80% for colorectal cancer, 93% for cervical cancer and 81% for breast cancer, the CDC reported in Preventing Chronic Disease. The findings, based on data from the National Health Interview Survey, showed lower screening rates were associated with a younger age, fewer years of education, lower income, absence of usual source of health care, lack of insurance and lack of contact with a health care provider the previous year.

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