The Texas Breast Screening Project: Part II. Demographics, risk profiles, and health practices of participants.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

More than 36,000 of the 64,459 women who had $50 mammograms after a media campaign in 1987 completed a demographic and risk factor questionnaire. The screened women were young and well educated with high annual incomes. Only 32% had had mammograms before 1987. Most women reported that high cost and lack of referral for mammography by their physicians were their reasons for not being screened previously. Publicity promoting the project and the lower cost for mammography were the features of the project that attracted participants. Population-based telephone surveys before and after the project showed a change in attitudes about breast cancer screening. The model used for recruitment in this project can improve compliance with recommendations for regular mammographic screening if charges for screening are reduced. Additional efforts are needed to attract minorities and poor or elderly women to regular breast screening.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vogel, VG; Bondy, M; Halabi, S; Lord, J; Laville, EA

Published Date

  • April 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 391 - 396

PubMed ID

  • 8465214

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-199304000-00004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States