Use of Colorectal Cancer Tests -- United States, 2002, 2004, and 2006

Joseph, D. A.; Rim, S. H.; Seeff, L. C.
March 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/14/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p253
The article discusses an analysis conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that compared data from the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to estimate rates of use of colorectal cancer tests and to evaluate changes in test use. It describes the results of the comparison which showed that the proportion of respondents aged 50 years and above reporting use of fecal occult blood test and or sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy increased from 2002 to 2006.


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