American Cancer Society // Infographics // 2015
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%
- 2010-2013: 66%
More Birthdays Have Been Celebrated
226,900 breast cancer deaths have been averted since 1989.
- Breast cancer death rate: Down 35% between 1989 and 2011
- In 1989, there were 33 deaths per 100,000 women
- In 2011, 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
34% of White women are not getting their mammograms
34% of Black women are not getting their mammograms
38% of Hispanic women are not getting their mammograms
33% of Asian women are not getting their mammograms
37% of American Indian/Alaska Native women 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. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors for breast cancer and the screening plan that is best for you. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to do the same.
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