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Mammography screening by race/ethnicity among U.S. servicewomen, 2009-2010.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23397698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Mammography screening has been shown to vary by race/ethnicity and is often thought to result from variations in access to health care. The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of recent mammography screening among U.S. active duty servicewomen by race/ethnicity using administrative claim data from the Military Health System, which provides beneficiaries with equal access to medical care.
METHODS: Mammography screening use during fiscal years 2009-2010 among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic servicewomen was analyzed using logistic regression.
RESULTS: Overall, the prevalence of mammography screening during the study period was 61%. In comparison to non-Hispanic white servicewomen, Asian/Pacific Islander (OR [odds ratio] = 1.08; 95% CI [confidence interval] = 0.94-1.23) and Hispanic servicewomen (OR = 0.97; 95% CI = 0.85-1.11) were as likely and non-Hispanic black servicewomen were more likely to have a screening mammogram (OR = 1.09; 95% CI = 1.01-1.18). Screening mammography also increased with age, was highest in the Navy, was higher among officers than enlisted personnel, and did not differ by marital status.
CONCLUSION: Although screening was slightly higher for non-Hispanic blacks than that for non-Hispanic whites, in general, racial/ethnic differences in mammography screening were not substantial in an equal access system.
Authors:
Lindsey Enewold; Katherine A McGlynn; Craig D Shriver; Kangmin Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-12     Completed Date:  2013-03-14     Revised Date:  2014-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1513-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Distribution
Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Humans
Mammography / utilization*
Middle Aged
Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
Prevalence
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
ZIA CP010158-13/CP/NCI NIH HHS
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