Impact of cervical cancer screening by race/ethnicity on u.s. active duty service women, 2000-2011
Methods: Analysis of active duty service members were conducted over a 10 year period using data from the defense medical surveillance system (DMSS). Demographic characteristics and incidence rates are calculated using SAS software. Multiple regression was used to assess the effect of covariates.
Results: More than 851,000 screens were reviewed. Caucasian women had a higher rate of abnormal test results. The incidence rate for malignant neoplasm of the cervix is 0.16 per 1,000 persons per year (DMED). White women had a higher incidence, although protective, than black women 0.18 per 1,000 vs. 0.10 per 1,000).
Conclusion: When comparing the outcomes of this analysis to the general population, access to universal healthcare may play a role in reducing disparities for African American women.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Describes cervical cytology screening among female members of the active component U.S. Armed Forces during the 2000-2011
Keyword(s): Cancer Screening, Cervical Cancer
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Principal Research Analyst for General Dynamics Information Technology. I provide Epidemiology and Data Analysis support to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. I have an MPH in Epidemiology and have worked in the field since 2002. I have published and presented health data at APHA and similar conferences and peer-reviewed journals. I have also taught/co-taught Introduction to Epidemiology courses at Lehman College and GWU.
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