Title: Breast Cancer Screening Practices Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Country: United States
Age: Adult Only
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
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.