Oh 2012


Year: 2012

Title: Breast Cancer Screening Practices Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Country: United States

Age: Adult Only

Sex: Female

Population: Multiple Groups

Care Setting: Outpatient Ambulatory and Primary Care

Clinical Setting: Breast Cancer Screening

Data Level: National

Data Type: Government Survey

Data Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey

Conclusion: Disparities In Some Minority Groups

Health OutComes Reported: No

Mitigation: No

Free Text Conclusion: Asian Americans less likely and Pacific Islanders more likely to get mammograms compared to Whites.

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.