American Cancer Society // Infographics // 2013 // 06
Mammography Rates are Steady
After increasing for many years, the percentage of women getting mammograms has leveled off over the past decade.
Screening rates between 1987 and 2013:
- 1987: 29%
- 2000: 70%
- 2005-2010: 67%
More Birthdays Have Been Celebrated
203,400 breast cancer deaths have been averted since 1991.
- Breast cancer death rate: Down 34% between 1990 and 2010
- In 1990, there were 33 deaths per 100,000 women
- In 2010, there were 22 deaths per 100,000 women
Who’s Not Getting Their Mammograms?
- Of insured women, 29% are not getting their mammograms
- Of uninsured women, 68% are not getting their mammograms
- Of college graduates, 25% are not getting their mammograms
- Of those with less than 12 years of education, 48% are not getting their mammograms
Get Screened and Encourage Others
Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatments are more likely to be successful. If you’re 40 or older, get a mammogram every year and invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to do the same.
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