Spatial Equity in Facilities Providing Low- or No-Fee Screening Mammography in Chicago Neighborhoods

  title={Spatial Equity in Facilities Providing Low- or No-Fee Screening Mammography in Chicago Neighborhoods},
  author={Shannon N. Zenk and Elizabeth Tarlov and Jiaming Sun},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
Recent research suggests living in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with decreased likelihood of undergoing mammography and increased risk of late-stage breast cancer diagnosis. Long distances and travel times to facilities offering low- or no-fee mammography may be important barriers to adherence to mammography screening recommendations for women living in economically disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, in which African–Americans are disproportionately represented. The… CONTINUE READING
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