Sociodemographic and health status characteristics associated with prostate cancer screening in a national cohort of middle-aged male veterans.
To characterize variables associated with obtaining prostate cancer screening in a nonclinical, nationally distributed, middle-aged male population.
Telephone interviews were administered to 2652 individual members of the Vietnam Era Twin Registry in 1992 and 1995.
Dependent variables were self-report measures of having had a digital rectal examination (DRE) and/or a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in the past 5 years.
Independent variables were current measures of age, household income, education, race, insurance, source of care, and lifetime measures of physical condition, psychiatric illness, and alcohol and nicotine dependence.
Thirty-five percent of the sample reported having had a PSA and DRE within the past 5 years.
Prevalence of obtaining either a PSA or DRE varied with age, income, education, and race.
Subjects with a regular source of care, a regular physician, and health insurance reported higher rates of having had a DRE or PSA and DRE.
Persons with a physical or psychiatric illness reported more screening.
A multiple regression model revealed that having a regular source of care, having a regular physician, physical illness, psychiatric illness, minority status, higher income, and age predicted having had some form of screening.
A substantial portion of middle-aged men have had both a PSA and DRE performed at least once in the preceding 5 years. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Mâle, Homme, Dépistage, Analyse multivariable, Critère âge, Forme clinique, Facteur risque, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Male, Human, Medical screening, Multivariate analysis, Age criterion, Clinical form, Risk factor, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0190830
Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 16/11/1999.