Acculturation and cancer screening among Latinas: Results from the National Health Interview Survey

Ana Abraido-Lanza, Maria T. Chao, Charisse Y. Gates

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Background: Although early detection of breast and cervical cancer is one of the most effective means of assuring timely treatment and survival, the cultural hypothesis proposes that traditional norms, values, and beliefs deter Latinas from being screened. Purpose: We assessed whether acculturation is associated with Latinas' receipt of a recent mammogram, clinical breast examination (CBE), and Papanicolaou (Pap) test, and the contribution of acculturation to screening after adjusting for sociodemographic variables. Methods: We used data from the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Supplement of the 1991 National Health Interview Survey. The sample for analyses of Pap test utilization included 1,370 Latinas age 18 and over, and for mammography and CBE, 525 Latina women age 40 and over. Results: Acculturation was associated with a higher likelihood of having had a recent mammogram, but this effect was not significant when controlling for sociodemographic factors. In both adjusted and unadjusted analyses, acculturation did not predict recent Pap smears. Acculturation was associated with greater likelihood of recent CBE, controlling for sociodemographic factors. Conclusions: The association between acculturation and cancer screening is inconsistent. Theoretical models are needed to explain the mechanisms involved in the association (or lack thereof) between acculturation and screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Acculturation
Health Surveys
Early Detection of Cancer
Hispanic Americans
Interviews
Papanicolaou Test
Breast
Mammography
Health Promotion
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Theoretical Models
Breast Neoplasms
Survival

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Acculturation and cancer screening among Latinas : Results from the National Health Interview Survey. / Abraido-Lanza, Ana; Chao, Maria T.; Gates, Charisse Y.

In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 22-28.

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