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Colon Cancer Screening (Health Indicators Warehouse)

This indicator shows the percentage of respondents aged 50 and over who report ever having a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Based on the BRFSS questions: "Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are exams in which a tube is inserted in the rectum to view the colon for signs of cancer or other health problems. Have you ever had either of these exams? For a SIGMOIDOSCOPY, a flexible tube is inserted into the rectum to look for problems. A COLONOSCOPY is similar, but uses a longer tube, and you are usually given medication through a needle in your arm to make you sleepy and told to have someone else drive you home after the test. Was your MOST RECENT exam a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy? How long has it been since you had your last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy?" 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. Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. If everybody aged 50 or older had regular screening tests, as many as 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.

Measurement Period: 2006-2012
Value: 61.3

County

61.3

State

64.1

National

HP 2020

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  • 35.7
  • 56.7
  • 78.4

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Historical Data

  • Measurement PeriodValue
    2006-201261.3
    2010N/A
    2008-201062.1
    2006-201059.3
    2004-201057.2
    2009N/A
    2007-2009N/A
    2005-200958.9
    2003-200956.2
    2008N/A
    Jun-05N/A
    Jun-05N/A
    Jun-05N/A
    Jun-05N/A
    Jun-05N/A

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Butler, KY; Carroll, KY; Edmonson, KY; Estill, KY; Grayson, KY; Johnson, KY; Lee, KY; Lincoln, KY; Marion, KY; Montgomery, KY; Morgan, KY; Rockcastle, KY; Rowan, KY; Wayne, KY;

  • 61.3
    • 48.5
    • 58.5
    • 68.7
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 32 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 44 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age

    All Peer Counties for Montgomery

    Macon, AL; Lincoln, AR; Bradford, FL; Lafayette, FL; Dodge, GA; Tattnall, GA; Butler, KY; Carroll, KY; Edmonson, KY; Estill, KY; Grayson, KY; Johnson, KY; Lee, KY; Lincoln, KY; Marion, KY; Montgomery, KY; Morgan, KY; Rockcastle, KY; Rowan, KY; Wayne, KY; Allen, LA; West Feliciana, LA; Calhoun, SC; McCormick, SC; Clay, SD; Bledsoe, TN; Fentress, TN; Lake, TN; Morgan, TN; Wayne, TN; Brunswick, VA; Buckingham, VA; Lincoln, WV;

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