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10.3
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Colon Cancer Screening

Value: 10.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Cancer
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 50 and over who have had a blood stool test within the past year.
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 distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2002: 15.9 2007: 13.8 2010: 10.6

percent

Colon Cancer Screening by Age

50-64: 4.9 65+: 18.3 Overall: 10.6

percent

Colon Cancer Screening by Gender

Female: 11.1 Male: 10.0 Overall: 10.6

percent

Colon Cancer Screening by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 11.4 Hispanic: 12.6 White: 9.2 Overall: 10.6

percent

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
View the Legend

Colon Cancer Screening

Value: 10.6 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Cancer
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 50 and over who have had a blood stool test within the past year.
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: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2002: 15.9 2007: 13.8 2010: 10.6

percent

Colon Cancer Screening by Age

50-64: 4.9 65+: 18.3 Overall: 10.6

percent

Colon Cancer Screening by Gender

Female: 11.1 Male: 10.0 Overall: 10.6

percent

Colon Cancer Screening by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 11.4 Hispanic: 12.6 White: 9.2 Overall: 10.6

percent

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