Factors Associated with Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior Among African Immigrant Women in Minnesota

@article{Harcourt2012FactorsAW,
  title={Factors Associated with Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior Among African Immigrant Women in Minnesota},
  author={Nonyelum Harcourt and Rahel Ghebre and Guy-Lucien Whembolua and Yan Zhang and S. Warfa Osman and Kolawole Stephen Okuyemi},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={450-456}
}
Immigrant populations in the United States (US) have lower cancer screening rates compared to none immigrant populations. The purpose of this study was to assess the rates of cancer screening and examine factors associated with cancer screening behavior among African immigrant women in Minnesota. A cross sectional survey of a community based sample was conducted among African immigrants in the Twin Cities. Cancer screening outcome measures were mammography and Papanicolau smear test. The… CONTINUE READING