Objective: To compare the breast cancer screening practices and related factors between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PIs) and non-Hispanic whites. Methods: Using 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, reported mammogram usage among women aged 40+ were compared. Covariates included demographics, risk behaviors, health perception, care access, and general health practice behavior. Results: PIs had higher rates of screening mammogram usage than did Asian Americans. Most covariates had different levels of influence on mammogram screening for the 2 groups, with a few in opposite directions. Conclusion: Understanding the magnitude and predictors of these disparities for racial/ethnic groups can help inform targeted interventions.
- Asian American
- Mammogram screening
- Pacific Islander
Oh, K. M., Zhou, Q. P., Kreps, G. L., & Ryu, S. K. (2012). Breast cancer screening practices among Asian Americans and Pacific islanders. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(5), 711-722. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.36.5.13