Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 19, issue 1, P135-148 2008 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2008.0001 View full text
Erica I. Lubetkin, Annabel. Santana, Alan. Tso, Haomiao. Jia

Abstract: Although population-based studies report lower rates of cancer screening among racial/ethnic minorities than among Whites in the U.S., few studies have examined predictors of screening among low-income Hispanic, Black, and Chinese primary care patients. We examined utilization of mammography, Pap smear, digital rectal examination, fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy, and prostate-specific antigen testing in 833 patients from 2 community health centers in New York City, ascertaining relationsh…

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