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Int J Prev Med. 2019 Aug 12;10:133. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_455_18. eCollection 2019.

Employment Condition Modifies the Using Patterns of Screening Mammography in Workers Insured by the Mexican Government: A Case-Control Study.

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1
Department of Surgical Oncology, Hospital General Tacuba, ISSSTE, Mexico City, Mexico.
2
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
3
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Hospital General Tacuba, ISSSTE, Mexico City, Mexico.

Abstract

Background:

Our main aim was to investigate whether the employment condition modifies the use patterns of the screening mammography in workers insured by the Mexican government (Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, ISSSTE; medical facilities of the Mexican government).

Methods:

A case-control study age-matched was done in women insured by the Mexican government, aged 40-69 years, attending a general hospital (ISSSTE). All subjects were submitted to an interview and anthropometric data registry. In the interview were obtained: demographic data, of schooling, breast cancer family history, and reproductive history; besides, mammography history during the past 2 years and place of performance (in or outside of the ISSSTE). Finally, it was evaluated whether the mammography use in the ISSSTE was related to their employment condition: Active workers (cases) vs. dependents or retired workers (controls).

Results:

The sample was of 252 women: 126 cases and 126 controls. Cases obtained less mammograms in the ISSSTE (P = 0.03, odds ratio = 0.54, 95% confidence interval, CI 0.30-0.96), than their dependents or the retired workers. Furthermore, cases with high education (university or higher) also obtained fewer mammograms in the ISSSTE (P = 0.03, odds ratio = 0.26, 95% CI 0.05-0.93).

Conclusions:

Women active workers with higher education are obtaining less screening mammograms in the ISSSTE than their dependents or the retired workers.

KEYWORDS:

Breast neoplasms; México; epidemiology; mammography; neoplasms; radiology

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