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Factors associated with cervical cancer screening compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women

TitleFactors associated with cervical cancer screening compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMa, GX, Toubbeh, JI, Wang, MQ, Shive, SE, Cooper, L, Pham, A
JournalJ Natl Med AssocJ Natl Med Assoc
Volume101
Pagination541-51
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number0027-9684 (Print)<br/>0027-9684 (Linking)
Accession Number19585922
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Asian Americans/ statistics & numerical data, Cambodia/ethnology, China/ethnology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Korea/ethnology, Mass Screening/ statistics & numerical data, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/ ethnology/statistics & numerical data, Patient Compliance/ ethnology, Risk Factors, United States/epidemiology, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/ diagnosis/epidemiology, Vietnam/ethnology, Young Adult
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with cervical cancer screening compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women aged 18 years and older. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. The sample consisted of 1049 women aged 18 or older, of whom 37.94% reported never having been screened for cervical cancer, 23.55% reported noncompliance, and 38.51% were in compliance with screening guidelines. The sample was comprised of Chinese, 50.58%; Koreans, 17.50%; Vietnamese, 16.15%; and Cambodians, 15.77%. RESULTS: Education was significantly associated with never having been screened for cervical cancer for Cambodians. Low income (
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