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Hispanic acculturation and utilization of cervical cancer screening in the US.
Prev Med. 2006 Feb; 42(2):146-9.PM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hispanic women have an incidence rate of invasive cervical cancer that is twice as high as that of non-Hispanic White women. Previous investigations have reported that Hispanics are less likely to utilize cancer screening services. Using data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey, this study examined whether acculturation of Hispanic women was associated with cervical cancer screening.

METHODS

The subjects included 2307 Hispanic women aged 21-70 who did not have a history of cervical cancer or a hysterectomy. Women were analyzed by acculturation level according to whether or not they ever had a Pap smear and had one in the previous year and previous 3 years.

RESULTS

Acculturation levels tended to be inversely correlated with no Pap smear. Compared to lower acculturated women, women who were more acculturated were less likely to never had a Pap smear (OR = 0.86; 95% CI = 0.58-1.27 for moderate acculturated women and OR = 0.51; 95% CI = 0.29-0.89 for higher acculturated women). Similar results were found for having no Pap smear within the past 3 years (OR = 0.83; 95% CI = 0.61-1.13 for moderate acculturated women and OR = 0.73; 95% CI = 0.49-1.08 for higher acculturated women).

CONCLUSION

The findings show that lower acculturation was associated with the under use of cervical cancer screening and suggest that these women might have barriers in accessing and utilizing Pap smears.

Authors+Show Affiliations

United States Military Cancer Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 1, Washington, DC 20307-5001, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16297444

Citation

Shah, Mona, et al. "Hispanic Acculturation and Utilization of Cervical Cancer Screening in the US." Preventive Medicine, vol. 42, no. 2, 2006, pp. 146-9.
Shah M, Zhu K, Wu H, et al. Hispanic acculturation and utilization of cervical cancer screening in the US. Prev Med. 2006;42(2):146-9.
Shah, M., Zhu, K., Wu, H., & Potter, J. (2006). Hispanic acculturation and utilization of cervical cancer screening in the US. Preventive Medicine, 42(2), 146-9.
Shah M, et al. Hispanic Acculturation and Utilization of Cervical Cancer Screening in the US. Prev Med. 2006;42(2):146-9. PubMed PMID: 16297444.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hispanic acculturation and utilization of cervical cancer screening in the US. AU - Shah,Mona, AU - Zhu,Kangmin, AU - Wu,Hongyu, AU - Potter,John, Y1 - 2005/11/16/ PY - 2005/01/26/received PY - 2005/10/04/revised PY - 2005/10/06/accepted PY - 2005/11/22/pubmed PY - 2006/6/28/medline PY - 2005/11/22/entrez SP - 146 EP - 9 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 42 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Hispanic women have an incidence rate of invasive cervical cancer that is twice as high as that of non-Hispanic White women. Previous investigations have reported that Hispanics are less likely to utilize cancer screening services. Using data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey, this study examined whether acculturation of Hispanic women was associated with cervical cancer screening. METHODS: The subjects included 2307 Hispanic women aged 21-70 who did not have a history of cervical cancer or a hysterectomy. Women were analyzed by acculturation level according to whether or not they ever had a Pap smear and had one in the previous year and previous 3 years. RESULTS: Acculturation levels tended to be inversely correlated with no Pap smear. Compared to lower acculturated women, women who were more acculturated were less likely to never had a Pap smear (OR = 0.86; 95% CI = 0.58-1.27 for moderate acculturated women and OR = 0.51; 95% CI = 0.29-0.89 for higher acculturated women). Similar results were found for having no Pap smear within the past 3 years (OR = 0.83; 95% CI = 0.61-1.13 for moderate acculturated women and OR = 0.73; 95% CI = 0.49-1.08 for higher acculturated women). CONCLUSION: The findings show that lower acculturation was associated with the under use of cervical cancer screening and suggest that these women might have barriers in accessing and utilizing Pap smears. SN - 0091-7435 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16297444/Hispanic_acculturation_and_utilization_of_cervical_cancer_screening_in_the_US_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(05)00163-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -