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Breast cancer screening practices among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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.

K.M. Oh
Q.P. Zhou
G.L. Kreps
S.K. Ryu
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