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Comparison of breast screening outcomes from a cancer control intervention for African-American and white women in western New York.
J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 1997; 8(2):29-33.JA

Abstract

This study's purpose was to compare breast screening outcomes, health practices, and risk factors for low-income African-American and white women who participated in a multistrategy cancer control intervention. Subjects were recruited from their communities to participate in breast screening activities (clinical breast examination and mammography testing). Data were collected via a screening intake form for a 2-year period (mid- 1994 to mid- 1996). As a result of the recruitment. 1444 women enrolled for breast screening services. They included 282 African Americans. 1079 whites, and 83 other minorities. African-American and white women alike reported deficiencies in monthly breast self-examination practices and previous mammography use. However, more African-American women than white women reported monthly breast self-examination practice (P < 001). More white than African-American women reported having had a previous mammogram (P < .002). Examination of selected risk factors showed that both African-American women and white women had minimum family history. A comparison of breast screening outcomes showed that African-American women presented with slightly more abnormalities than did white women after undergoing clinical breast exams and mammography. However, no significant difference was found when comparing these variables. Overall, African-American women were as likely as white women to participate in screening activities. There was little difference between these groups when comparing screening outcomes, health practices, and risk factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Cancer Control and Epidemiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9167413

Citation

Roberson, N L.. "Comparison of Breast Screening Outcomes From a Cancer Control Intervention for African-American and White Women in Western New York." Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians : the Official Publication of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians, vol. 8, no. 2, 1997, pp. 29-33.
Roberson NL. Comparison of breast screening outcomes from a cancer control intervention for African-American and white women in western New York. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 1997;8(2):29-33.
Roberson, N. L. (1997). Comparison of breast screening outcomes from a cancer control intervention for African-American and white women in western New York. Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians : the Official Publication of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians, 8(2), 29-33.
Roberson NL. Comparison of Breast Screening Outcomes From a Cancer Control Intervention for African-American and White Women in Western New York. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 1997;8(2):29-33. PubMed PMID: 9167413.
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