Breast Cancer Screening Practices Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Abstract:Objective: 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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: School of Nursing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org 2: School of Nursing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA 3: Department of Communication, Center for Health and Risk Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA 4: Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Publication date: September 1, 2012
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