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AGE, RACE, AND REPEATED PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) TEST USE IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY

Ross, Louie E. and Uhler, Robert J. (2006) AGE, RACE, AND REPEATED PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) TEST USE IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY. Ethnicity & Disease, 16 (1). pp. 244-247. ISSN 1049-510X

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Abstract

Background: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test use was examined in US men aged $40 years to clarify the relationship with age and race. Methods: The National Health Interview Survey (2000) collected information about PSA test use in a representative sample of the US population. This study examined whether men reported having had three or more PSA tests within the past five years by age and race subgroups. Results: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test use rates were lowest in men aged 40–49 and highest in men aged 65–79. Receipt of three or more PSA tests within the past five years varied by age and race. Use was higher for African- American men, compared with White men aged 40–49; similar for African-American and White men aged 50–64; higher for White than African-American men aged 65–79; and similar for African-American and White men aged $80. Conclusion: The PSA test use patterns showed variation by age and race subgroups, and these patterns are better understood when examining both variables at the same time.


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Uncontrolled Keywords: Age Factors; Prostate Cancer; Prostate-Specific Antigen; Race; Screening
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2011 12:26
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1264

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