Cancer screening in US workers

Liat Vidal, William G. LeBlanc, Kathryn E. McCollister, Kristopher L. Arheart, Katherine Chung-Bridges, Sharon Christ, Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, John E. Lewis, David J. Lee, John Clark, Evelyn P. Davila, Lora E. Fleming

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Abstract

Regular cancer screening can prevent the development of some cancers and increase patient survival for other cancers. We evaluated the reported cancer screening prevalence among a nationally representative sample of all US workers with data from the 2000 and 2005 Cancer Screening Supplements of the National Health Interview Survey. Overall, workers with the lowest rates of health insurance coverage (in particular, Hispanic workers, agricultural workers, and construction workers) reported the lowest cancer screening. There was no significant improvement from 2000 to 2005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Vidal, L., LeBlanc, W. G., McCollister, K. E., Arheart, K. L., Chung-Bridges, K., Christ, S., Caban-Martinez, A. J., Lewis, J. E., Lee, D. J., Clark, J., Davila, E. P., & Fleming, L. E. (2009). Cancer screening in US workers. American journal of public health, 99(1), 59-65. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2008.135699