Factors important in promoting cervical cancer screening among Canadian women: findings from the 1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS).

@article{Maxwell2001FactorsII,
  title={Factors important in promoting cervical cancer screening among Canadian women: findings from the 1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS).},
  author={Colleen J Maxwell and Christina M Bancej and Judy Snider and Shelly A Vik},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={
          127-33
        }
}
Although routine Pap screening represents an effective tool in the early detection of cervical cancer, it remains underused by some Canadian women. This study examines selected sociodemographic, health, lifestyle, and system barriers to Pap test participation among 33,817 women aged 18+ years in the cross-sectional 1996-97 National Population Health Survey (NPHS). Among women 18 years and over, 87% reported ever having had a Pap test while 72% reported a recent (< 3 years) test. A report of… CONTINUE READING

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