Correlates of underutilization of colorectal cancer screening among U.S. adults, age 50 years and older.

@article{Cokkinides2003CorrelatesOU,
  title={Correlates of underutilization of colorectal cancer screening among U.S. adults, age 50 years and older.},
  author={Vilma E. Cokkinides and Ann Chao and Robert A. Smith and Sally W. Vernon and Michael J. Thun},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={85-91}
}
BACKGROUND Although effective screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) exists, only 37% of incident CRC are diagnosed at a localized stage at which treatment is effective. We identified demographic and other characteristics of adults (> or = 50 years old) who reported no CRC screening. METHODS We calculated the prevalence of never having had a fecal occult blood test and/or a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy by age, sex, and other factors using the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System… CONTINUE READING

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