It is not certain whether older women with additional breast carcinoma risk factors are adequately screened or whether they are more likely to undergo screening than other older women.
This study was conducted to determine whether selected risk factors influence the breast carcinoma screening rates of Medicare-insured older women (i.e., age 65 years or older).
Self-reported rates of screening mammography and clinical breast examination in the previous year were compared for women with benign breast disease, women with a family history of breast carcinoma, and women lacking these risks, using samples of non-Hispanic white, Medicare-insured women surveyed at the 5 National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Screening Consortium sites in 1991 (n=5376, mean age=69.7 years) and 1994 (n=5086, mean age=69.7 years).
In 1993, rates of screening mammography reported in the previous year at the 5 Consortium sites had a range of 46-61% for women with a family history of breast carcinoma, 49-66% for women with benign breast disease, and 31-43% for women lacking these risks.
Women with a positive family history or a personal history of benign breast disease were also more likely to report having had a clinical breast examination in the previous year and having received a physician's mammography recommendation.
A substantial proportion of older women with a positive family history remain inadequately screened, however. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Antécédent, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Prévention, Dépistage, Utilisation, Etude statistique, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Antecedent, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Female, Prevention, Medical screening, Use, Statistical study, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0057790
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 21/05/1997.