Predictors of self-reported mammography screening among women aged 18 years and over in the United States: Findings from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Methods: Data were obtained and analyzed from the 2012 BRFSS. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to estimate adjusted odds ratios (AORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for factors associated with mammography screening. Analyses were conducted using SAS version 9.3.
Results: Of the 216,850 women who reported mammography screening, 44% were non-Hispanic White; 47% were in the age group 45-64 years; and 39% lived in South. Factors associated with lower odds of mammography screening included being non-Hispanic White (AOR= 0.60; 95% CI=0.57, 0.63), Hispanic or Latino (AOR=0.68; 95% CI=0.63, 0.73), Asian (AOR= 0.42; 95% CI=0.36, 0.50), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (AOR=0.54; 95% CI=0.35,0.83), and American Indian or Alaska Native (AOR=0.80; 95% CI=0.70, 0.90), respondents from the Midwest (AOR=0.91; 95% CI=0.87, 0.95) and West regions (AOR=0.77; 95% CI=0.74, 0.84). Factors associated with significantly higher odds of mammography screening included age ≥45 years, more than a high school education, higher income, and residence in the Northeast.
Conclusion: Socio-demographic factors and region of residence were predictors of self-reported mammography screening. Screening policies should focus on high-risk populations that are less likely to get mammography screening.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Identify factors associated with self-reported mammography screening among women aged 18 years and over in the United States
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