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Pap Test History

This indicator shows the percentage of women aged 18 and over who have had a Pap smear in the past year.

Pap Test History

56.3
51.6
Comparison: FL Counties 

56.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Women's Health
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this 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.

Pap Test History : Time Series

2002: 69.4 2007: 63.6 2010: 56.9

percent

Pap Test History by Age

18-44: 45.8 45-64: 70.3 65+: 47.7 Overall: 56.9

percent

Pap Test History by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 32.6 Hispanic: 66.4 White: 57.5 Overall: 56.9

percent

Pap Test History

Comparison: Prior Value 

56.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Women's Health
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.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this 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.

Pap Test History : Time Series

2002: 69.4 2007: 63.6 2010: 56.9

percent

Pap Test History by Age

18-44: 45.8 45-64: 70.3 65+: 47.7 Overall: 56.9

percent

Pap Test History by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 32.6 Hispanic: 66.4 White: 57.5 Overall: 56.9

percent