Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P287-300 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0273 View full text
Charles P. Mouton, Pamela L. Carter-Nolan, Kepher H. Makambi, Teletia R. Taylor, Julie R. Palmer, Lynn Rosenberg, Lucile L. Adams-Campbell

Abstract: Perceived discrimination has been shown to be related to health screening behavior. The present study examines the effect of discrimination on cancer screening among women in the Black Women’s Health Study. Five self-report items measured discrimination in everyday life and three items measured experiences of major discrimination. Logistic regression was used to test associations of discrimination with Pap smear, mammography, or colonoscopy utilization. At the start of follow-up, 88.8% had a Pap smear in the …

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