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United States colorectal cancer screening practices among American Indians/Alaska Natives, blacks, and non-Hispanic whites in the new millennium (2001 to 2010)

TitleUnited States colorectal cancer screening practices among American Indians/Alaska Natives, blacks, and non-Hispanic whites in the new millennium (2001 to 2010)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsJohnson-Jennings, MD, Tarraf, W, K. Hill, X, Gonzalez, HM
JournalCancerCancer
Date PublishedAug 13
ISBN Number1097-0142 (Electronic)<br/>0008-543X (Linking)
Accession Number25123695
AbstractBACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to describe, examine, and compare prevalence estimates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening practices and to determine whether disparities exist for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIANs) and blacks compared with whites. METHODS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2001-2010) data from respondents aged >/=50 years (n = 356,073) were used. The primary outcome was self-reported CRC screening according to US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for endoscopy (colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy), fecal occult blood test (FOBT), or mixed screening (endoscopy or FOBT). RESULTS: From 2001 to 2010, endoscopy screening increased in the AIAN population by 44.8% (P
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