Why this is important: The National Cancer Institute recommends that women 40 years of age or older should have a mammogram every 1-2 years to screen for breast cancer. Spokane Regional Health District recommends a yearly screening. Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.
Definition: Percent of women 40 years of age or older who have had a mammogram in the last year.
Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-1 through 4 (2011-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 (2015), and NU58/DP006066-02-(02, 04) (2016, 2018), NU58/DP006865 (2020). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.
Differences by age and education