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Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50.

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Emmons, K; Puleo, E; McNeill, LH; Bennett, G; Chan, S; Syngal, S
Published in: Cancer causes & control : CCC
December 2008

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in the US are suboptimal, particularly among lower income and racial/ethnically diverse groups. If specific populations have limited awareness of screening when they reach age 50, there may be delays in screening adoption. This study investigated sociodemographic and social contextual factors associated with awareness of CRC and intentions to be screened at age 50 among 692 low income, racial, and ethnic minority adults living in low income housing. The majority of respondents (62%) were between ages 30 and 49, and 94% had some form of health insurance (e.g., Medicaid). About 70% reported having heard about CRC screening; 66% reported intentions to be screened at age 50. In multivariable analyses, screening awareness was associated with age and education. Immigrants who had English as a second language had lower awareness. Females tended to have higher awareness if they had private insurance; there were no differences among males. Multivariable analyses found that screening intentions were higher among men, those with more role responsibilities, more role conflicts, and higher levels of social cohesion. It is important to identify opportunities for maximizing screening uptake among those who become age-eligible for screening if we are to make a significant impact on CRC disparities.

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Cancer causes & control : CCC

DOI

EISSN

1573-7225

ISSN

0957-5243

Publication Date

December 2008

Volume

19

Issue

10

Start / End Page

1031 / 1041

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Class
  • Public Housing
  • Poverty
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Minority Groups
  • Middle Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Male
 

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Emmons, K., Puleo, E., McNeill, L. H., Bennett, G., Chan, S., & Syngal, S. (2008). Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50. Cancer Causes & Control : CCC, 19(10), 1031–1041. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-008-9167-0
Emmons, Karen, Elaine Puleo, Lorna H. McNeill, Gary Bennett, Sophia Chan, and Sapna Syngal. “Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50.Cancer Causes & Control : CCC 19, no. 10 (December 2008): 1031–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-008-9167-0.
Emmons K, Puleo E, McNeill LH, Bennett G, Chan S, Syngal S. Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50. Cancer causes & control : CCC. 2008 Dec;19(10):1031–41.
Emmons, Karen, et al. “Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50.Cancer Causes & Control : CCC, vol. 19, no. 10, Dec. 2008, pp. 1031–41. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10552-008-9167-0.
Emmons K, Puleo E, McNeill LH, Bennett G, Chan S, Syngal S. Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50. Cancer causes & control : CCC. 2008 Dec;19(10):1031–1041.
Journal cover image

Published In

Cancer causes & control : CCC

DOI

EISSN

1573-7225

ISSN

0957-5243

Publication Date

December 2008

Volume

19

Issue

10

Start / End Page

1031 / 1041

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Class
  • Public Housing
  • Poverty
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Minority Groups
  • Middle Aged
  • Mass Screening
  • Male