Health Indicator Report of Cancer - Cervical Cancer Screening - Women (21-65)
The Pap test, also known as a Pap or 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 or remission 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 aged 21-29 have a Pap test every 3 years while women aged 30-65 should have a Pap test and an HPV test every 5 years or a Pap test alone every 3 years.
Cervical Cancer Screening - Women (21-65) by County 2014-2016
NotesThe percentages reported above have been produced by weighting the sample so that the results better represent the Hawaii population. Numerator and denominator data have been rounded to the nearest 100. In cases where the numerator is 49 or less, it is displayed as 50. Statistical Stability -- Relative standard error, or RSE, is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate. Stable is displayed when the RSE is below 0.30. Unstable is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Very unstable is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decision making. Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate. Suppression of Estimates -- According to CDC BRFSS guidelines, a minimum of 50 respondents must answer the question in order for it to be reported. Where the number of respondents is below 30, or the RSE is greater than 0.30, ** will appear in the table.
Data SourceHawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Hawaii State Department of Health. Citation: Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, [appropriate year(s)].
Data Interpretation IssuesThe survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods. Both cell phones and land lines are included. Excluded are adults living in group quarters with a central phone system such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. Results have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, race, education, marital status, home ownership, telephone source (landline versus cell phone), and county of residence.
DefinitionPercent of women (aged 21-65 years) who have not had a hysterectomy and have had a Pap smear to test for cancer of the cervix within the past 3 years.
NumeratorNumber of women (aged 21-65 years) who have not had a hysterectomy and have had a Pap smear to test for cancer of the cervix within the past 3 years.
DenominatorNumber of women (aged 21-65 years) who have not had a hysterectomy and for whom cervical cancer screening status can be determined (excludes unknowns and refusals).
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