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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Prostate Cancer Screening: A Population-based Study [fatores Associados à Realização Dos Exames De Rastreamento Para O Câncer De Próstata: Um Estudo De Base Populacional]
Author: Amorim V.M.S.L.
de Barros M.B.A.
Cesar C.L.G.
Goldbaum M.
Carandina L.
Alves M.C.G.P.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of prostrate cancer screening among men aged 50 years or older based on socioeconomic, demographic, and health-related behavioral variables and the presence of morbidity. A population- based cross-sectional study was performed. The following factors were associated with failure to undergo screening: age under 70 years; less than eight years of schooling; per capita household income less than one-half the minimum wage; not having diabetes; lack of visual impairment; and lack of visit to the dentist in the previous year. The Brazilian public healthcare system accounted for 41% of the reported prostate cancer screening tests. According to the present study, despite controversy over the effectiveness of digital rectal examination and prostrate-specific antigen for detecting prostate cancer, a significant portion of the male population has been undergoing these tests, the access to which displays significant socioeconomic inequalities.
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Date Issue: 2011
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