Sociodemographic Correlates of Cancer Screening Services Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in a Rural Setting
Methods: We used a population-based sample (N1863) from a community randomized intervention study that took place in eastern Washington State.
Results: Pap testing was directly associated with having public health insurance (vs private coverage), and having a high income (>35,000 vs 15,000). Having Medicare coverage was predictive of having had a mammogram or sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy screening, but not an FOBT.
Conclusions: Our findings may reflect age-dependent factors that influence access to health care.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Assistant Member; Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.
Publication date: 2009-03-01
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