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Analytic Variables We had two primary dependent variables based on self-reported mammography history. The first, “lifetime,” was defined as positive if the respondent reported any mammogram during their lifetime. The second, recent, was defined as positive only if the respondent had a mammogram within the past two years. A definition of mammography was provided to […]

Subjects We conducted a community-based, cross-sectional interviewer-administered survey of women 40 years of age and older who spoke English or Haitian Creole in eastern Massachusetts neighborhoods having a high proportion of Haitian residents. We used an area probability sample to select subjects. After constructing a sampling frame by using the City of Boston and Cambridge […]

Mammography Use

7, Oct 2009

INTRODUCTION Although Massachusetts leads other states in overall rates of screening mammography for black and white women, no associated reduction in the gap of breast cancer ( Treating breast cancer) deaths between black and white women has been observed. One explanation for this unexpected concurrence is that the group of women defined as black may […]