CDC says mammography compliance rises

October 15, 1997

The message about the need for mammography screening appears to be getting through. In data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the proportion of women 40 and older who reported having a mammogram during the previous two years

The message about the need for mammography screening appears to be getting through. In data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the proportion of women 40 and older who reported having a mammogram during the previous two years rose from about 53% in 1989 to more than 69% in 1995. Thirty-nine states contributed data to the CDC, which released the information last week.