Navigation Links
Mammograms on the rise for foreign-born women living in the US
Date:9/19/2011

Fewer immigrant women receive mammograms than native-born American women, according to Penn State researchers, who note that more immigrant women are getting mammograms now than a decade ago.

"Lack of access to health care persistently contributes to mammography screening disparities among immigrants," said Nengliang Aaron Yao, graduate student in health policy and administration.

Yao, working with Marianne Hillemeier, associate professor of health policy and administration, reviewed data on women over 40 who received mammograms in the United States from the years 2000 and 2008. He reported these statistics to attendees at the American Association for Cancer Research conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved today (Sept. 19) in Washington, D.C. The data came from the National Health Interview Survey.

"More recent immigrants, those with poor access to health care, and those who were younger and less educated had lower mammography rates at both time points," said Yao.

Yao found the number of immigrant women who received mammograms rose by almost 10 percent from 2000 to 2008. While the percentage of immigrant women receiving mammograms is less than U.S.-born women, the gap has shrunk. In 2000, the gap between immigrants and U.S.-born women was 11.2 percent, while in 2008 the gap was only 3.4 percent. In 2000 60.2 percent of immigrant women over 40 received mammograms while in 2008, 65.5 percent received them.

"Mammography rates among immigrant women remain lower than the native-born," Yao said. "Increasing access to health insurance and a usual source of care will further diminish disparities in mammography receipt."


'/>"/>

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Survey Finds Access to Mammograms Declining for Women Under Age 50
2. Access to Mammograms Drops After Guidelines Change
3. 89 Women Celebrate Mardi Gras with Mammograms
4. Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests
5. Physicians who interpret mammograms may benefit from additional training
6. For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
7. Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers
8. Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study
9. Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says
10. Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
11. Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 My Shiney Hiney® LLC., the ... team to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual ASD Market ... of the leading consumer-goods tradeshows and My Shiney Hiney will ... event. My Shiney Hiney can be found at booth number ... for the at-home personal hygiene brush and cleansing system exclusively ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... of liver-disease death, between four and 12 years earlier ... study from UC Davis Health System. , While previous ... ALD than other populations, the new study -- published ... -- is believed to be the first to pinpoint ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 OnChip ... (IPD), has introduced miniature, wire bondable, silicon ESD (Electrostatic ... LED markets. The ESD88NP and ... away from sensitive LED and IC products. These ... Varistors (MLV). All devices meet the requirements of ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 Just a ... air for those suffering from Sjögren’s Syndrome after a ... by researchers at the University of Buffalo and Immco ... of research was to develop a new diagnostic ... the presence of new autoantibodies. Researchers aimed to develop ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 Today, February 27th, ... KAJ Brothers , along with LXR Organics and ... END IT Campaign to raise awareness and promote prevention, rescue ... statistics provided by the END IT Coalition, slavery is the ... year and exists in 167 countries around the world. Slavery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:My Shiney Hiney® to Participate in ASD Market Week 2015 2Health News:UC Davis Study Finds Hispanics Develop Alcoholic Liver Disease at Younger Ages than Caucasians or African Americans 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 3Health News:Breakthrough Blood Test for Early Detection of Sjögren’s Syndrome Now Available 2Health News:KAJ Brothers Join the Campaign to 'End It - Shine A Light On Slavery' 2
... drink, smoke and use drugs are influenced more by ... increase the risk of substance abuse in teenage girls, ... that risk factors for substance abuse are different in ... professor of human genetics, says in a news release.//, ...
... in soluble fibre and low in saturated fats can lower ... new study found, suggesting medication-free cholesterol control may be viable ... that a diet heavy in okra, eggplant, soy proteins, oatmeal ... LDL cholesterol levels after just one month. ,Participants ...
... week may cut their risk of Alzheimer's by more than ... that diet may affect a person's chances of developing the ... that people 65 and older who had fish once a ... those who never or rarely ate fish. The meals included ...
... has been cloned by scientists at The Scripps Research ... that detect viruses or bacteria on the surfaces of ... and bacteria into immune system responses that fight the ... of Nature, found that Trif is the topmost protein ...
... Common painkillers may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's ... the benefit, scientists said on Friday. They reviewed 15 ... non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and found people who take ... is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly. ...
... Clinic in Rochester, Minn., say they have found a ... is an allergic inflammatory reaction of the esophagus. The ... research shows a topical corticosteroid therapy is effective for ... of high levels of eosinophils. Eosinophils are a type ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  AbbVie (NYSE: ... of studies in its neuroscience and oncology development ... 67 th American Academy of Neurology annual ... from April 18-25. The accepted abstracts feature results ... addition to investigational treatments in AbbVie,s pipeline. Presentations ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: ... quarter and full year 2014 financial results after the market ... with the release, the Company will host a conference call ... on Thursday, March 5, 2015 to discuss ... Interested parties may access the live conference call via ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015  Mail-service and specialty pharmacies will save ... government health plans $23.3 billion over the next ... Care Management Association (PCMA). "Home delivery ... the easiest ways to reduce health costs," said ... "Policymakers should resist efforts to restrict these cost-saving ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 3AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 4AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 5AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 6AbbVie's Ongoing Research in Neuroscience and Oncology will be Featured at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 7IRIDEX Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Conference Call and Release Date 2PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for Texas Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $23.3 Billion 2
... Merocel Ophthalmic Products provide ... fiber free products for ... safe cleaning of fine ... Merocel material is highly ...
... Ophthalmic Products are constructed of ... lint-free MEROCEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. ... be beneficial to both surgeon ... and yet firm enough to ...
...
... Merocel Ophthalmic Products ... superior fiber free products ... and safe cleaning of ... exclusive Merocel material is ...
Medicine Products: