In a population of 4,278 women aged 36-44 years identified from Massachusetts Town Books between 1995 and 1997, relative to more highly educated women, those who completed only their high school education were about four times more likely (95% confidence interval : 1.8,10.8) to have undergone hysterectomy, regardless of smoking status, body mass index, or medical indications for the hysterectomy.
Possible explanations are that less educated women may delay seeking health services for gynecologic problems resulting in hysterectomy as the last treatment option or may be offered hysterectomy as the primary treatment option by their physicians.
Future studies should assess diagnoses that lead to hysterectomy and the interval between onset of the condition and delivery of medical care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hystérectomie, Niveau étude, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Chirurgie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Utérus pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hysterectomy, Education level, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Adult, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Surgery, Female genital diseases, Uterine diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0503914
Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 22/03/2000.