Uptake of faecal occult blood test colorectal cancer screening by different ethnic groups in the Netherlands.

@article{Deutekom2009UptakeOF,
  title={Uptake of faecal occult blood test colorectal cancer screening by different ethnic groups in the Netherlands.},
  author={Marije Deutekom and Anne F. van Rijn and Evelien Dekker and Hans J L G Blaauwgeers and Karien Stronks and Paul A Fockens and M-L Essink-Bot},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={400-2}
}
We investigated the participation rates in CRC screening with a FOBT among various ethnic groups in the Netherlands. Individuals (n = 10 054) were invited by mail and grouped by country of birth. Overall participation rate was 49%. Participation among ethnic minority groups was significantly lower than among ethnic Dutch [adjusted OR for participation: Middle- or Central-East 0.25 (0.18-0.34), African 0.48 (0.34-0.67), Surinamese and Antillean 0.51 (0.43-0.61), South- or South-East Asian 0.56… CONTINUE READING

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