How Old are African American Women When they Receive their First Mammogram? Results from a Church-Based Study

@article{Bowie2008HowOA,
  title={How Old are African American Women When they Receive their First Mammogram? Results from a Church-Based Study},
  author={Janice V. Bowie and Anita M. Wells and Hee-Soon Juon and Kim Dobson Sydnor and Elisa Marie Rodriguez},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={183-191}
}
African American women in the U.S. have the highest breast cancer mortality though not the highest breast cancer incidence. This high mortality rate has been attributed in part to discrepancies in screening between African American and White women. Although this gap in mammography utilization is closing, little is known about what has been and is driving the screening practices of African American women, in particular age at first mammogram. This study examined the rates of breast cancer… CONTINUE READING

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