Almost 3 out of 4 women (74.1%) aged 50 to 69 years living in Spain reported in 2019 that they had undergone a mammogram (x-ray breast examination) in the previous two years, according to data from the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) released by the European statistical office, Eurostat.
At the European level, the proportion of women in the same age group who received a mammogram was 66%.
The data show that Spain is well above the average of the European Union (EU) in carrying out this type of health check.
At national level, Sweden (95%), Finland (92%), Denmark (82%), Portugal (81%), Luxembourg and the Netherlands (both 78%) recorded the highest share of women of this age who had received a mammogram in that period.
In contrast, less than half of women aged between 50 and 69 years had received such an examination within this timeframe in Romania (9%), Bulgaria (36%), Estonia (44%) and Latvia (49%), says Eurostat.
Outside the EU, but within the European Economic Area (EEA) Norway stands out. In the Scandinavian country, 76.4% of women between 50 and 69 years of age underwent mammograms.
Mammograms % in EU, by country