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Predictors of breast and cervical cancer screening among Chamorro women in Southern California

TitlePredictors of breast and cervical cancer screening among Chamorro women in Southern California
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSadler, GR, Lahousse, SF, Riley, J, Mercado, B, Trinh, AC, Cruz, LA
JournalJ Cancer EducJ Cancer Educ
Volume25
Pagination76-82
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number1543-0154 (Electronic)<br/>0885-8195 (Linking)
Accession Number20112139
KeywordsAdult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Breast Neoplasms/ diagnosis/ ethnology, California/epidemiology, Early Detection of Cancer/ statistics & numerical data, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Middle Aged, Pacific Islands/ethnology, Socioeconomic Factors, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/ diagnosis/ ethnology, Vaginal Smears/statistics & numerical data
AbstractThis study examined the role of sociodemographic characteristics, health insurance, cancer knowledge, perceived health risk, and having a recent physicians' visit on breast and cervical cancer screening utilization among a randomly selected group of Chamorro women (n = 250) residing in San Diego, California. Data were collected by a telephone survey and analyzed using multiple logistic regression models. After adjusting for covariates, having a recent full exam was the strongest predictor of having had a Pap exam in the past 2 years for women 21 years and older and a clinical breast exam in the past 2 years for women 40 years and over.