Cervical cancer risk perception and Pap-smear screening

  title={Cervical cancer risk perception and Pap-smear screening},
  author={Ray M Merrill and Hala Madanat},
Objective This study assesses whether cervical cancer screening is influenced by self-perceived risk of developing the disease.Design Analyses are based on 3221 women respondents, aged 18 years and older, to the 1996 Utah Health Status Survey, a cross-sectional randomtelephone survey. Religion and church activity are used as surrogate markers for cervical cancer risk.Setting Interviews were carried out across 12 local health districts in Utah.Methods Religion was classified as member of the… CONTINUE READING