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Challenges in identifying Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in population-based cancer registries in the U.S.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20803254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lack of disaggregated data for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) in the U.S. has resulted in severe gaps in understanding health disparities and unique health needs of NHPIs. Telephone interviews were conducted with 272 cancer patients identified by a population-based cancer registry. The self-reported NHPIs status was compared with that identified by the registry. Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive Predictive Value (PPV), and Negative Predictive Value (NPV) were calculated. Alternative NHPIs identification methods were explored. The registry had acceptable sensitivity (89%), specificity (96%) and NPV (99%), but low PPV (62%) in identifying NHPIs. Using additional information on surname and birthplace from the registry improved the identification of NHPIs, but either increased the false positive or decreased the counts of true NHPIs cases. Improved data collection methods and practices in identifying NHPIs in population-based cancer registries are needed and caution in interpreting cancer data for NHPIs is warranted.
Lihua Liu; Sora Park Tanjasiri; Myles Cockburn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immigr Minor Health     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  2011-12-20     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256527     Medline TA:  J Immigr Minor Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  860-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hawaii / ethnology
Interviews as Topic
Los Angeles / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Oceanic Ancestry Group*
Population Surveillance / methods*
United States
Young Adult
Grant Support
5P30ES07048/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS; R01 CA149324/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U01 CA114591/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U01 CA114591-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U01CA114591/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U55/CCU921930-02//PHS HHS

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