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Clinical Preventive Services

Clinical preventive services, such as disease screening and immunizations are key to reducing death and improving the Nation’s health.

Featured Disparity

Adults without a colorectal screening based on the most recent guidelines, 2010

Among adults age 50 to 75, the rate of NOT getting the recommended screening for colorectal cancer for those with less than a high school education was about twice that for the population with an advanced degree (age adjusted).

56.8% Less than a high school education
28.5% Advanced degree


Colorectal Cancer Screening

In 2010, 59.2% of adults aged 50-75 years had received a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines (age adjusted).

59.2% 2010
70.5% 2020 Target
19.1% Increase needed

Poor Glycemic Control

In 2009–10, 17.2% of adults aged 18 years and older with diagnosed diabetes had poor glycemic control (ade adjusted).1

17.2% 2009–10
16.1% 2020 Target
6.4% Decrease needed

Fully Immunized Children

In 2011, 68.5% of children aged 19 to 35 months had received the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, Hep B, varicella and PCV vaccines.

68.5% 2011
80.0% 2020 Target
16.8% Increase needed

Blood Pressure Control

In 2009–10, 45.9% of adults aged 18 years and older with hypertension had it under control (age adjusted).1

45.9% 2009–10
61.2% 2020 Target
33.3% Increase needed

1The most recent (2009–10) 2-year estimate will be replaced by a 4-year estimate later in the decade.