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The recent decline in mammography rates is limited to low- to average-risk women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19095095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: There has recently been a decline in mammography rates noted in the general population. We sought to determine whether similar trends hold in high-risk populations. METHODS: Mammography rates from the National Health Interview Survey for 2000 and 2005 were analyzed for differences among risk-stratified populations of women over the age of 40. RESULTS: Although high-risk women (those with a personal of family history of breast cancer) were more likely to report having had a mammogram than lower risk women, they, too, showed a small decline in mammography rates. This, however, did not reach statistical significance. The decline in mammography rates in lower risk women, however, was significant and correlated with that of the general population. CONCLUSIONS: The decline in breast cancer-screening rates noted over the past 5 years has been predominantly in lower-risk women.
Beatrix A Slomiany; Kelly M McMasters; Anees B Chagpar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  196     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-19     Completed Date:  2009-01-06     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  821-6; discussion 826     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology,  radiography*
Mammography / trends*
Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Population Surveillance
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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