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79.4
76.7
Comparison: 79.4
Unit: percent
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Pap Test History

Value: 76.7 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
Health / Women's Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of women aged 18 and over who have had a Pap smear in the past three years.
Why this is important: 
The Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, checks for changes in the cells of the cervix that can be early signs of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a common cancer that has a very high cure rate when caught early. If Pap results are abnormal, further testing or treatment may be necessary. Many abnormalities resolve without leading to cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all women get regular Pap tests. Women under 30 should have a Pap test every 2 years. After age 30, the frequency of testing depends on the woman's age and health history.
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: 86.5 2006: 91.4 2008: 85.6 2010: 76.7

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
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Pap Test History

Value: 76.7 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: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Cancer
Health / Women's Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of women aged 18 and over who have had a Pap smear in the past three years.
Why this is important: 
The Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, checks for changes in the cells of the cervix that can be early signs of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a common cancer that has a very high cure rate when caught early. If Pap results are abnormal, further testing or treatment may be necessary. Many abnormalities resolve without leading to cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all women get regular Pap tests. Women under 30 should have a Pap test every 2 years. After age 30, the frequency of testing depends on the woman's age and health history.
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: 86.5 2006: 91.4 2008: 85.6 2010: 76.7

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