Ages 40 to 49

Preventive Care

Wellness Check

Check blood pressure, weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) and health risks.

Screening Tests

  • Hep C: Screening for those born between 1945-1965
  • Diabetes: All non-Caucasians; All Caucasians with sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, or BMI greater than or equal to 25, or history of gestational diabetes, or family history of diabetes.
  • Assessment of Risk for TB: To determine risk factors
  • HIV Screening: Between ages 15-65

Discussion Topics

  • Alcohol Use: Discuss with your provider
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Depression

Immunizations

  • Influenza: Yearly
  • Tdap/Td: Adults under 65 who have never received Tdap should get a Tdap booster, regardless of when a prior Td was given. After this, Td is required every 10 years.

Men's Health

  • Lipid Test: Every 10 years (if no risk factors)

Women's Health

  • Lipid Test if indicated due to risk factors
  • Pap Test: Every 3 years from age 21 (between ages 21-30, may be more often). At age 30, may switch to every 5 years with HPV screening.
  • Folic Acid: All women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4-0.8mg of folic acid.
  • Mammogram: Discuss with provider
    • Annual mammography in this age group has been confirmed to decrease mortality but is not recommended by all professional organizations
    • The United State Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF recommends against routine screening mammography in women age 40–49
The recommendations above are intended to be guidelines only and may not pertain to individuals with certain risk factors. In addition to these guidelines, the following screenings can be avluable to your health:
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Risk factor screening for coronary artery disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
  • Dietary concerns/habits

Back to top