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Factors associated with first-time use of preventive services in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23026107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with first-time use of preventive services based on the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use.
METHODS: Nine panels of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were merged to identify first-time users of 8 preventive services: blood pressure check, cholesterol screening, colonoscopy, flu vaccination, routine physical, Pap smear, mammogram, and clinical breast examination. Multivariate logistic regressions and sample weights were used.
RESULTS: Insurance coverage, access to care, and racial/ethnic minorities are associated with higher odds of first-time use. Findings based on cross-sectional data may not be valid for first-time use.
CONCLUSIONS: Increased insurance coverage, better access to care, and a focus on minority population can help nonusers of preventive care to make the transition.
Authors:
Yunwei Gai; Li Feng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Economics Division, Babson College, Babson Park, MA, USA. ygai@babson.edu.
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