Department of Public Health Sciences

Factors associated with breast and cervical cancer screening practices among Vietnamese American women

McPhee SJ, Stewart S, Brock KC, Bird JA, Jenkins CN, Pham GQ

Cancer Detection and Prevention. 1997. 21(6):510-21.

PURPOSE: To investigate predictors of breast and cervical cancer screening tests among Vietnamese women in California in preparation for developing and testing interventions to promote such screening. METHODS: Cross-sectional telephone survey of 933 randomly selected Vietnamese women in four California counties. RESULTS: Overall, 70% of the respondents had had at least one prior clinical breast examination, but only 30% had had a mammogram and 53% a Pap test. Among women who had been screened, more than two-thirds were up-to-date and among those who had not been screened, more than two-thirds were planning future tests. Factors positively associated with receipt of one or more of the tests included age (among women

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