Influence of education on risk of hysterectomy before age 45 years.

  title={Influence of education on risk of hysterectomy before age 45 years.},
  author={Bernard L. Harlow and Robert L. Barbieri},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={150 8},
In a population of 4,278 women aged 36-44 years identified from Massachusetts Town Books between 1995 and 1997, relative to more highly educated women, those who completed only their high school education were about four times more likely (95% confidence interval: 1.8, 10.8) to have undergone hysterectomy, regardless of smoking status, body mass index, or medical indications for the hysterectomy. Possible explanations are that less educated women may delay seeking health services for… CONTINUE READING

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