To investigate the response and benefits to be gained from mammographic screening for breast cancer in women aged 65-74, who are not normally invited for screening.
This was a pilot study comprising women aged 65-74 who are not currently invited for routine screening under the NHS breast screening programme.
The results from this study were compared with the results of routinely screened women (aged 50-64) from the same health district.
A mobile breast screening unit in the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital.
These comprised 5004 women aged 65-74 registered with GPs in the district of Hampstead and on the family health services authority (FHSA) lists.
A total of 168 (3.4%) were initially excluded by the general practitioner or FHSA, and 286 (5.9%) of the invitation letters were returned by the Post Office or by other people as not deliverable for some reason.
Main outcome measures Response rates to the invitation were assessed using three indices : crude population coverage rate, crude invited population coverage rate, and corrected invited population coverage rate.
With regard to response rates, 1684 women aged 65-74 (37% of all those invited, excluding those who were not available) were screened, compared with 2894 (42%) women aged 50-64.
The three response rates were higher for younger women than older : the crude population coverage rate was 37.1%, the crude invited population coverage rate was 38.9%,...
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Prévention, Participation, Mammographie, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Programme sanitaire, Santé publique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Prevention, Participation, Mammography, Elderly, Human, Female, Sanitary program, United Kingdom, Europe, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0167097
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199608.