Age-restricted cervical screening: HPV testing at age 50 identifies a high risk group for cervical disease.

@article{Cruickshank2002AgerestrictedCS,
  title={Age-restricted cervical screening: HPV testing at age 50 identifies a high risk group for cervical disease.},
  author={Margaret E Cruickshank and Gloria T Chambers and Graeme Murray and Lynda McKenzie and Cam Donaldson and Jemma Andrew and Marion K. Campbell and Henry Charles Kitchener},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={735-40}
}
Changes to the present age policy of cervical screening are currently under consideration. We conducted a retrospective matched case-control study and cost analysis study to identify risk factors for the development of an abnormal smear after age 50 and to determine the impact of age-restricted cervical screening on the annual cost of the screening program. All women (229) from an 11-year birth cohort who developed an abnormal smear at age 50 or over were age-matched for two controls with… CONTINUE READING

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