A person's perception of the risk of, or susceptibility to, developing a disease is believed to be an important determinant of health-related behavior, yet little is known about the determinants of perceived risk.
Knowledge of these correlates may be useful in identifying and addressing barriers to performance of health behaviors such as mammography screening.
Data collected from over 36,000 women participating in a breast cancer screening program in Texas were used to examine the associations between perceived risk of ever getting breast cancer and a number of demographic factors, health-related behaviors, and risk factors for breast cancer.
There was a strong positive association between family history of breast cancer and risk perception (OR=11.3, CI=10.3412.35).
Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Epidémiologie, Homme, Dépistage, Analyse statistique, Démographie, Age, Ethnie, Mammographie, Tabagisme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk factor, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Epidemiology, Human, Medical screening, Statistical analysis, Demography, Age, Ethnic group, Mammography, Tobacco smoking, Mammary gland diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.