If breast cancer is discovered early, women who have this disease can get treatment sooner and are less likely to die from it.  This table shows the percentage of women ages 52 to 69 who had a mammogram (a test to detect breast cancer) within the past two years, by type of insurance coverage.
     
     
 
Private Insurance
Medicare + Choice
Blue Plus
78.6%
NA
First Plan
83.1%
NA
Group Health
83.7%
82.6%
HealthPartners
80.5%
NA
Medica
76.9%
NA
Metropolitan
NA
NA
Preferred One
75.6%
NA
Sioux Valley
83.8%
NR
UCare
NA
79.9%
     
     
NA = Not applicable, no members enrolled in this type of coverage.
NR = Not reported.
     
Results are not adjusted for differences in age, health status, region of residence, or difference in level of insurance coverage of health plan members.  In addition, the method used to calculate these rates varies across health plans.  For this reason, caution should be used in making direct comparisons across health plans and/or type of insurance coverage.
Data source: HMO reports to the Minnesota Department of Health for calendar year 2002.

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