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Breast cancer screening trends in the United States and ethnicity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22147364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The study objectives were to compare and examine mammography use trends among ethnic/racial women in the context of United States Healthy People 2010 goals.
METHODS: We analyzed pooled, multistage probability sample data from the 1996-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Included in the sample were female respondents of ages 40 to 75 years (N = 64,811) from six ethnic/racial groups (Black, White, Mexican, Other Latinas, Puerto Rican, and Cuban). The primary outcome was self-reported, past two-year mammography use consistent with screening practice guidelines.
RESULTS: We found that for most U.S. women, the Healthy People 2010 mammography goal (70%) was achieved between 1996 and 2007. Puerto Rican and White women, respectively, had the highest mammography rates, and Black and Cuban women had rates that approached the 2010 goal.
CONCLUSION: Mexican Latinas reported the lowest rates of past two-year mammography; however, factors enabling healthcare access markedly moderated this lower likelihood. From 2000, Mexican Latinas' mammography use was markedly below (10%) the Healthy People 2010 goal and remained there for the duration.
IMPACT: Our findings indicate that healthcare equity goals are attainable if efforts are made to reach a sizeable portion of vulnerable populations.
Patricia Y Miranda; Wassim Tarraf; Patricia González; Michelle Johnson-Jennings; Hector M González
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1538-7755     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-08     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2014-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200608     Medline TA:  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
©2011 AACR.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology,  ethnology*,  radiography*
Mammography / statistics & numerical data*
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
R01 MH084994/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH084994-03/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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