Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Use of Colonoscopy in an Insured Population – A Retrospective Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Doubeni2012NeighborhoodSS,
  title={Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Use of Colonoscopy in an Insured Population – A Retrospective Cohort Study},
  author={Chyke A Doubeni and Guruprasad D Jambaulikar and Hassan Fouayzi and Scott B. Robinson and Margaret J. Gunter and Terry S. Field and Douglas W. Roblin and Robert H. Fletcher},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Low-socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with a higher colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. Screening with colonoscopy, the most commonly used test in the US, has been shown to reduce the risk of death from CRC. This study examined if, among insured persons receiving care in integrated healthcare delivery systems, differences exist in colonoscopy use according to neighborhood SES. METHODS We assembled a retrospective cohort of 100,566 men and women, 50-74 years old… CONTINUE READING