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Only 10 states meeting national breast cancer screening goal

Healthy People 2020 was a national public health goal to increase the percentage of women between the ages of 50 and 74 who receive breast cancer screening every two years to 81 percent by the year 2020.  Only 9 states and one territory are meeting that goal:

Massachusetts 87%
Rhode Island 85%
Hawaii 84%
Puerto Rico and Maine 83%
New York and Louisiana 82%
Connecticut, Iowa and Maryland 82%

The bottom six states are:

Wyoming 66%
Alaska 70%
Utah 71%
Idaho and Oklahoma 72%
Colorado 73%

The target goal for 2030 is to have 77.1% of women screened for breast cancer in all states in this decade.