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Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Sociodemographic Predictors Among White, Black, and Hispanic Women

Selvin, Elizabeth and Brett, Kate M. (2003) Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Sociodemographic Predictors Among White, Black, and Hispanic Women. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (4). pp. 618-623. ISSN 0090-0036

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Objectives. We evaluated the relationship between breast and cervical cancer screening and a variety of variables across race/ethnicity groups. Methods. Using logistic regression models, we analyzed data from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey to assess the relative importance of the independent variables in predicting use of cancer screening services. Results. Having a usual source of care was the most important predictor of cancer screening use for all race/ethnicity groups. Health insurance was associated with an increased likelihood of cancer screening. Smoking was associated with a decreased likelihood of cancer screening. Conclusions. Regardless of race/ethnicity, most women follow mammography and cervical cancer screening guidelines. The identification of specific factors associated with adherence to cancer screening guidelines may help inform screening campaigns.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: breast and cervical cancer screening; race/ethnicity; mammography; cancer screening guidelines
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Smoking & Tobacco Use
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 11:38
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/957

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