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61.6
60.8
Comparison: 61.6
Unit: percent
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Colon Cancer Screening

Value: 60.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Cancer
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 50 and over who have ever had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exam.
Why this is important: 
Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, and is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. If adults aged 50 or older had regular screening tests, as many as 60% of the deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Recommended screening procedures include one of the following: Fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) annually; flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years; double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, or colonoscopy every 10 years. It is recommended that screening begin at age 50; however, testing may need to begin earlier and/or more often if colorectal cancer runs in the family, or if you've been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Speak with your doctor about when you should begin screening and how often you should be tested.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2004: 47.6 2008: 56.0 2010: 60.8

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Unit: percent
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Colon Cancer Screening

Value: 60.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Cancer
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 50 and over who have ever had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy exam.
Why this is important: 
Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, and is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. If adults aged 50 or older had regular screening tests, as many as 60% of the deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Recommended screening procedures include one of the following: Fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) annually; flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years; double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, or colonoscopy every 10 years. It is recommended that screening begin at age 50; however, testing may need to begin earlier and/or more often if colorectal cancer runs in the family, or if you've been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Speak with your doctor about when you should begin screening and how often you should be tested.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2004: 47.6 2008: 56.0 2010: 60.8

percent

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