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Recent trends in U.S. mammography use from 2000-2006: a population-based analysis.
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PMID:  18602946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We previously reported a decrease in regular mammogram use from 2000 through 2005. To determine whether a downward trend continued in 2006 we re-examined mammography utilization reported in Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2000 through 2006. METHODS: Age-adjusted percentages of women who reported having had a mammogram in the past 2 years were estimated by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Logistic regression was used to assess the linear time trends. RESULTS: The total age-adjusted proportion of all women aged > or =40 years who reported having had a mammogram within the 2 preceding years did not change when comparing data from 2000 (76.5% [95% CI: 75.9-77.0]) to 2006 (76.1% [75.7-76.6]). However, among those with health care coverage, a statistically significant decline in utilization occurred among women age 40 through 59 years, and non-Hispanic white women. CONCLUSIONS: A substantial proportion of women are not being screened by mammography as recommended. Recent data suggest that patterns of utilization have leveled off or declined among certain subgroups of women. These data underscore the need to more effectively address current barriers to the utilization of mammography.
A Blythe Ryerson; Jacqueline W Miller; Christie R Eheman; Steven Leadbetter; Mary C White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1096-0260     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Med     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-10     Completed Date:  2009-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  477-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K-55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis
Logistic Models
Mammography / utilization*
Middle Aged
Practice Guidelines as Topic
United States
Comment In:
Prev Med. 2008 Nov;47(5):483-4   [PMID:  18755213 ]
Prev Med. 2008 Nov;47(5):485-6   [PMID:  18723048 ]
Prev Med. 2008 Nov;47(5):487-8   [PMID:  18992605 ]

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