Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Health Behav. 2007 Sep-Oct;31(5):502-13.

Colorectal cancer screening in 3 racial groups.

Author information

1
Human Cancer Genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. Kimberly. Kelly@osumc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To understand predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in African Americans, European Americans, and Native Americans as these groups differ in CRC incidence and mortality.

METHODS:

Participants were surveyed for knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors related to CRC.

RESULTS:

Predictive regression modeling found, after adjusting for race, CRC risk, and CRC worry, the odds of screening within guidelines were increased for men, those receiving doctor's recommendation, those with polyp/tumor history, those under 70, those with more knowledge about CRC, and those with fewer barriers to screening. CRC screening rates did not differ by race.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results reiterate the importance of knowledge, barriers, and physician recommendation for CRC screening in all racial groups.

PMID:
17555381
PMCID:
PMC4465257
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2007.31.5.502
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Ingenta plc Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center