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J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 Feb;20(1):74-89. doi: 10.1353/hpu.0.0122.

Healthy Colon, Healthy Life (Ruot Lành, Song Khoe): patient and physician factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans in a county medical care system.

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  • 1Women's Health Clinical Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine factors associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Vietnamese Americans.

METHODS:

Telephone survey of Vietnamese aged 50-79 receiving primary care at participating clinics.

RESULTS:

Among 808 participants, 53% were up to date (UTD) with fecal occult blood test (FOBT), 19% were UTD with sigmoidoscopy, 28% were UTD with colonoscopy. Females were more likely to be UTD with FOBT (OR 1.4, 95% CI 1.02, 1.93). Individuals in the U.S. for less than 15 years were less likely than others to be UTD with any CRC screening (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.44, 0.96). Patients of female physicians were more likely to be UTD with sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy (OR 1.72, 95% CI 1.15, 2.57). Ethnicity and language concordance were not associated with screening.

CONCLUSIONS:

Many Vietnamese people are not receiving CRC screening. Women and patients of female physicians receive more screening.

PMID:
19202248
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