Hispanic acculturation and utilization of colorectal cancer screening in the United States.

@article{Shah2006HispanicAA,
  title={Hispanic acculturation and utilization of colorectal cancer screening in the United States.},
  author={Mona N. Shah and Kangmin Zhu and James Michael Potter},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          306-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the evidence on the effectiveness of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening procedures, its use remains low, especially among Hispanics. Social-cultural factors may play a role in the underutilization of cancer screening. This study aimed to examine whether low acculturation was a risk factor for the underutilization of colorectal cancer screening in the Hispanic population. METHODS The subjects were adults aged 50-80 years who identified themselves as Hispanic and never were… CONTINUE READING
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