Physician Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening by Race, Ethnicity, and Health Insurance Status Among Men and Women in the United States, 2000

Steven Scott Coughlin, Trevor Thompson

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Abstract

In this study, the authors examined whether men and women in the United States had received a physician recommendation to get a colorectal cancer screening test, by race, ethnicity, and health insurance status using data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey. Among men and women who had had a doctor visit in the past year but who had not had a recent fecal occult blood test, about 94.6% (95% CI 94.0-95.2) reported that their doctor had not recommended the test in the past year. African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives were less likely to report receiving a recommendation for endoscopy compared to Whites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-378
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cancer prevention and control
  • colorectal cancer screening
  • health care delivery
  • preventive health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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