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Breast cancer screening practices among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

TitleBreast cancer screening practices among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsOh, KM, Zhou, QP, Kreps, GL, Ryu, SK
JournalAm J Health BehavAm J Health Behav
Volume36
Pagination711-22
Date PublishedSep
ISBN Number1945-7359 (Electronic)<br/>1087-3244 (Linking)
Accession Number22584098
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Asian Americans/ statistics & numerical data, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Breast Neoplasms/ ethnology/ radiography, Early Detection of Cancer, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Guideline Adherence, Health Behavior/ethnology, Healthcare Disparities, Humans, Mammography/ utilization, Middle Aged, Oceanic Ancestry Group/ statistics & numerical data, United States
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To compare the breast cancer screening practices and related factors between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PIs) and non-Hispanic whites. METHODS: Using 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, reported mammogram usage among women aged 40+ were compared. Covariates included demographics, risk behaviors, health perception, care access, and general health practice behavior. RESULTS: PIs had higher rates of screening mammogram usage than did Asian Americans. Most covariates had different levels of influence on mammogram screening for the 2 groups, with a few in opposite directions. CONCLUSION: Understanding the magnitude and predictors of these disparities for racial/ethnic groups can help inform targeted interventions.