Breast and cervical cancer screening practices among Hispanic women in the United States and Puerto Rico, 1998-1999.

@article{Coughlin2002BreastAC,
  title={Breast and cervical cancer screening practices among Hispanic women in the United States and Puerto Rico, 1998-1999.},
  author={Steven Scott Coughlin and Robert J. Uhler},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={242-51}
}
BACKGROUND Results from recent studies suggest that Hispanic women in the United States may underuse cancer screening tests and face important barriers to screening. METHODS We examined the breast and cervical cancer screening practices of Hispanic women in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico from 1998 through 1999 by using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. RESULTS About 68.2% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 66.3 to 70.1%) of 7,253 women in this… CONTINUE READING

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