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dc.contributor.advisorCarter-Pokras, Olivia
dc.contributor.authorRattanawatkul, Kanokphan
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-01T16:39:16Z
dc.date.available2010-09-01T16:39:16Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationThe University of Maryland McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research Journal, 2, (2010): 244-256.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10726
dc.description.abstractThe second leading cause of death in women in the United States is breast cancer. While it remains the most common type of cancer in women, early detection through mammography screening has been used to combat and treat breast cancer. But after the 2000, the rates of mammography have been declining. The purpose of this study is to examine whether or not the decline has continued and whether all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups experienced the same rate of decline. Data from the National Health Interview Survey (2003 to 2005) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2002 to 2004) were used to calculate the percent decline for the total population and by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Mammography rates declined between 2003-2005 (NHIS) and 2002-2004 (BRFSS). Data from both the NHIS and BRFSS show a greater rate of decline for African American women, and women with lower income and education. These results differ from previous studies which examined broader time interval (2000 to 2005). Further research is recommended to explore whether the rates of decline have continued, the impact of the decline in mammography rates on breast cancer incidence, mortality, and stage of diagnosis, as well as the underlying reasons for the observed decline in mammography rates and for disparities in the rates of decline.en_US
dc.subjectBreast canceren_US
dc.subjectMammographyen_US
dc.titleDecline and Disparities in Mammography Use Trends by Socioeconomic Status and Race/Ethnicityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtRonald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Degree Program
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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