Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Did You Know, Colorado? January 22, 2014

  • Cervical cancer is highly preventable with regular screening tests and follow-up. A vaccine, recommended for girls and boys aged 11–12 years, protects against the most common cause of cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • In Colorado, 82 percent of women aged 21–65 years had a Pap test within the past three years.1 This percentage is lower among women with lower income and education levels.  

1 Data source: 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

For more information about chronic disease data in Colorado, contact Renee Calanan

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