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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Feb;21(2):351-7. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0873. Epub 2011 Dec 6.

Breast cancer screening trends in the United States and ethnicity.

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Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology & Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences, Division of Population Health Science, 87 East Ferry Street, Knapp Building, Room 234, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The study objectives were to compare and examine mammography use trends among ethnic/racial women in the context of United States Healthy People 2010 goals.

METHODS:

We analyzed pooled, multistage probability sample data from the 1996-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Included in the sample were female respondents of ages 40 to 75 years (N = 64,811) from six ethnic/racial groups (Black, White, Mexican, Other Latinas, Puerto Rican, and Cuban). The primary outcome was self-reported, past two-year mammography use consistent with screening practice guidelines.

RESULTS:

We found that for most U.S. women, the Healthy People 2010 mammography goal (70%) was achieved between 1996 and 2007. Puerto Rican and White women, respectively, had the highest mammography rates, and Black and Cuban women had rates that approached the 2010 goal.

CONCLUSION:

Mexican Latinas reported the lowest rates of past two-year mammography; however, factors enabling healthcare access markedly moderated this lower likelihood. From 2000, Mexican Latinas' mammography use was markedly below (10%) the Healthy People 2010 goal and remained there for the duration.

IMPACT:

Our findings indicate that healthcare equity goals are attainable if efforts are made to reach a sizeable portion of vulnerable populations.

PMID:
22147364
PMCID:
PMC3415267
DOI:
10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0873
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