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Gac Sanit. 2018 Sep 8. pii: S0213-9111(18)30159-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.05.010. [Epub ahead of print]

[Participation of the immigrant population in breast cancer screening in Tarragona, Spain].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Departament de Ciències Mèdiques, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.
2
Programa de Detecció Precoç de Cáncer de Mama de Tarragona, Fundació Lliga per a la Investigació i Prevenció del Càncer, IISPV, Reus (Tarragona), España.
3
Pla Director d'Oncologia, Institut Català d'Oncologia, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, España.
4
Programa de Detecció Precoç de Cáncer de Mama de Tarragona, Fundació Lliga per a la Investigació i Prevenció del Càncer, IISPV, Reus (Tarragona), España. Electronic address: jgalceran@grupsagessa.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the differences between autochthonous and allochthonous women's participation in a breast cancer screening programme.

METHOD:

Retrospective study based on data from the Breast Cancer Screening Programme of the province of Tarragona (2008-2015). The sample is the target population of the programme with known country of origin.

RESULTS:

Cohort of 40,824 women. Allochthonous women participate less than autochthonous women (41.8% vs. 72.3%) although they have a similar global detection rate to the latter but with differences according to the human development index of their country of origin. Both groups present similar tumour stages on detection (p=.59).

CONCLUSIONS:

Strategies specifically aimed at the immigrant population are required to improve their participation in breast cancer screening.

KEYWORDS:

Breast neoplasms; Immigrants; Inmigrantes; Mass screening; Neoplasias de mama; Participación; Participation; Programa de cribado

PMID:
30205914
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.05.010
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