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Self-reported use of mammography among women aged > or = 40 years -- United States, 1989 and 1995.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9338453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1997, breast cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 180,200 women, and 43,900 women will die from the disease (1). Early detection combined with timely and appropriate treatment can alter the progress of and reduce mortality from this disease (2). Effective screening procedures are available to detect breast cancer in its early stages. However, the benefits of breast cancer screening to reduce mortality in the population can be achieved only if screening guidelines are followed and a large proportion of women receive screening examinations regularly. To estimate the state-specific proportions of women aged > or =40 years who reported receiving a mammogram during the preceding 2 years, CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for 1989 and 1995. This report presents the findings, which indicate that, from 1989 to 1995, the percentage of women aged > or =40 years who reported receiving a mammogram during the preceding 2 years increased in all 39 states in the survey.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-28     Completed Date:  1997-10-28     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  937-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Mammography / utilization*
Middle Aged
United States / epidemiology
Erratum In:
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 1997 Oct 17;46(41):974

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