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 - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Insurance Coverage
Health Insurance
Early Detection of Cancer
Health Status
Colorectal Neoplasms
Physicians
Occult Blood
North American Indians
Hematologic Tests
Health Surveys
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Endoscopy
Interviews
Alaska Natives

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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