Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 2, P308-314 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0024 View full text
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Cindy Davis, Janice S. Emerson, Baqar A. Husaini

Abstract: Breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer death among African American women, and rates of mammography screening for African American women remain lower than rates for their Caucasian counterparts. The purpose of the current study was to explore the reasons for nonadherence to American Cancer Society breast screening guidelines among African American women who had not received a mammogram within the past year. Participants included 91 African American women between 40 and 84 years of age recrui…

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