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Breast cancer screening differs among Member States

09/01/2020

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In 2017, the proportion of women aged 50-69 years who had been screened for breast cancer (using a mammography) within the previous two years differed greatly among Member States. Based on screening programmes, eight Member States had breast cancer screening rates below 50%, with the lowest rates in Romania (0.2% of women aged 50-69 – 2015 data), Bulgaria (20.6%) and Slovakia (30.7%).

By contrast, there were four Member States that reported breast cancer screening rates of 75% or above: Denmark (82.1% in 2016), Finland (81.9%), the Netherlands (78.2% in 2015) and the United Kingdom (75.1%).

Breast cancer sreening (% of women aged 50 to 69 years, 2017)

The source dataset can be found here.

For more information, see the Statistics Explained article Healthcare activities statistics - preventive services.

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