Ethnic differences in past hysterectomy for benign conditions.

@article{Powell2005EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic differences in past hysterectomy for benign conditions.},
  author={Lynda H. Powell and Paul Werner Meyer and Gerson E Weiss and Karen A. Matthews and Nanette F. Santoro and John F. Randolph and Miriam Schocken and Joan H. Skurnick and Marcia G Ory and K. Sutton-tyrrell},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          179-86
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hysterectomy for a benign condition is common, particularly in the underserved. The objective was to determine if ethnic differences could be explained by known risk factors. METHODS A phone survey was conducted at random on 15,160 women, ages 40-55, from seven US cities. Subjects were 49.9% Caucasian, 28.1% African American, 12.3% Hispanic, and 9.8% Asian American. RESULTS Ethnicity was associated with past hysterectomy (odds ratio [OR]: Caucasian = 1.0, African American = 1.66… CONTINUE READING
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