Cervical Cancer

Number of cervical cancer deaths per 10,000 females


Physical health status

Rationale for use of indicator

Cervical cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in women.


Use of the Pap test to screen for cervical cancer greatly reduces the risk of death from cervical cancer.

Data Source

Texas Vital Statistics 1995-1997.


Institute of Medicine. 1997. Improving health in the community: A role for performance monitoring. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

National Center for Health Statistics. Health status indicators: Definitions and national data. Healthy People 2000 Statistical Notes 1992;1(3):1-8.

USDHHS. Healthy People 2000: national health promotion and disease prevention objectives: full report, with commentary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service; 1991. Report No.: DHHS publication no. (PHS) 91-50212.