The website of America’s Health Rankings provides comprehensive data on colorectal cancer screening in the United States. As of the latest data, 61.8% of adults aged 45-75 reported receiving one or more of the recommended colorectal cancer screening tests within the recommended time interval. These tests include blood stool tests within the past year, sigmoidoscopy within the past five years, colonoscopy within the past 10 years, stool DNA tests within the past three years, and virtual colonoscopy within the past five years or sigmoidoscopy within the past 10 years along with a blood stool test in the past year.
The data, sourced from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 2022, also provides state-level insights. Maine leads with the highest screening rate at 68.9%, while California is at the bottom with 52.4%. This information is crucial for understanding the prevalence and reach of colorectal cancer screening across different states, which can inform public health strategies and policies.
The website also includes various reports and analyses on the health of key populations in the U.S., including women and children, seniors, and veterans, along with a focus on health disparities across the country. This data is vital for policymakers, public health officials, and healthcare providers to address gaps in colorectal cancer screening and improve overall health outcomes.