Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancer Screening in Rural America: Does Proximity to a Metropolitan Area Matter?


This study examined Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) national survey data to explore the prevalence and trends in screening for four types of cancer (breast, colorectal, cervical, and prostate) among survey respondents from urban and various types of rural areas and among white compared to minority populations. BRFSS is a nationally representative study of the adult population in the United States that collects health data on an annual basis. Funded by HRSA’s FORHP.