[Sociodemographic differences in the participation in "early detection of cancer examinations" in Germany--a review].

@article{Scheffer2006SociodemographicDI,
  title={[Sociodemographic differences in the participation in "early detection of cancer examinations" in Germany--a review].},
  author={Simone Scheffer and S. Dauven and Maia Sieverding},
  journal={Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={139-46}
}
In 1971 a statutory programme aiming at the early detection of cancer was established in Germany. Since then, acceptance has been low, especially among men. In 2002, 49 % of the women, but only 20 % of the men entitled to screening, took part in the free preventive medical screening. This paper gives an overview of the research done in Germany between 1973 and 2003, examining the associations of sociodemographic factors with participation in cancer screening. All studies show that participation… CONTINUE READING