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Percentage of women age 50 and over who had a mammogram in the past 2 years, by age group, selected years 1987-2005

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. http://agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2008_Documents/OA_2008.pdf

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Title
Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
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