Barriers to the initiation and maintenance of prostate specific antigen screening in Black American and Afro-Caribbean men.

@article{Gonzalez2008BarriersTT,
  title={Barriers to the initiation and maintenance of prostate specific antigen screening in Black American and Afro-Caribbean men.},
  author={Joshua R Gonzalez and Nathan S. Consedine and James M. McKiernan and Benjamin A. Spencer},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 6},
  pages={2403-8; discussion 2408}
}
PURPOSE Black American and Afro-Caribbean men may experience the highest incidence of prostate cancer globally. We examined the effect of race/ethnicity on the initiation and maintenance of annual prostate specific antigen screening and the role of physicians in screening continuity in these high risk groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Stratified cluster sampling of census tract blocks in Brooklyn, New York yielded 533 male participants 45 to 70 years old. The men were classified into 4 racial… CONTINUE READING

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