Publication Abstract

Authors: Rosales M, Gonzalez P

Title: Mammography screening among Mexican, Central-American, and South-American women.

Journal: J Immigr Minor Health 15(2):225-33

Date: 2013 Apr

Abstract: Cancer and cancer screening disparities exist across Latino subgroups; however the reasons for these disparities are not fully known. This study examines (1) mammography screening among Latinas born in Mexico, Central-America and South-America and (2) the impact of birthplace and acculturation on mammography screening. Data were derived from the California Health Interview Survey 2007. Analyses included 1,675 Latina women 40 years of age and older. Multivariate logistic regression examined predictors of mammography screening. Mexican and Central-American women were less likely to report ever receiving a mammogram while Mexican women were less likely to report a recent mammogram. Low-acculturated women were less likely to report ever receiving a mammogram and less likely to report recent mammography. Different screening patterns across Latina subgroups were observed. Differences in screening patterns and the factors associated with screening highlight the need for unique intervention strategies tailored specifically to Latinas.