Breast cancer screening practices among Asian Americans and Pacific islanders

Kyeung Mi Oh, Qiuping Pearl Zhou, Gary L. Kreps, Shin Kue Ryu

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-722
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Asian American
  • Mammogram screening
  • Pacific Islander


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