• Pap Smear Test Rates


    Health / Women's Health

    About 81 percent of women age 21 to 65 in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area have had a pap smear test in the past three years–the fourth lowest percentage among all benchmark regions. Only Austin, Philadelphia and Indianapolis had lower rates. More


  • Have Health Plan


    Health / Women's Health

    Why do we do so poorly in these important measures of disease prevention? One possible partial explanation is that women in the Pittsburgh region have relatively low rates of health care coverage. For white women, Pittsburgh is fourth from the bottom. More


  • Doctor Too Costly


    Health / Women's Health

    We also compared the percent of women who reported that they did not see a doctor because of cost in the previous year. Although indirect, this might tell us something about whether cost issues played a role in the failure to obtain mammography or a pap test. Black women in the Pittsburgh region have a... More


  • Breast Cancer Mortality Rates


    Health / Women's Health

    Unfortunately, the breast cancer mortality rates in the Pittsburgh region are higher for both white women than for the rest of the US or for the benchmark areas. In our region, the breast cancer mortality for white women in 2006, the last year for which data are available, was 24.8 per 100,000, as compared to... More


  • Mammography Rates


    Health / Women's Health

    About 74.2 percent of women over 40 years of age in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area have had a mammogram in the past two years, slightly more than benchmark average of 73.6 percent, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. More