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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [factors Associated With Prostate Cancer Screening: A Population-based Study].
Author: Amorim, Vivian Mae Schmidt Lima
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
César, Chester Luiz Galvão
Goldbaum, Moisés
Carandina, Luana
Alves, Maria Cecília Goi Porto
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of prostate 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 prostate-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.
Subject: Aged
Cross-sectional Studies
Health Behavior
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Prostatic Neoplasms
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 27, n. 2, p. 347-56, 2011-Feb.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2011
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