Equity of colorectal cancer screening: cross-sectional analysis of National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data for South Australia

Ward, Paul R. and Javanparast, Sara and Ah Matt, Michelle and Martini, Angelita and Tsourtos, George and Cole, Stephen and Gill, Tiffany and Aylward, Paul and Baratiny, Genevieve and Jiwa, Moyez and Misan, Gary and Wilson, Carlene and Young, Graeme (2011) Equity of colorectal cancer screening: cross-sectional analysis of National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data for South Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35 (1). pp. 61-65. ISSN 1326-0200

Abstract

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) is a population-based screening program based on a mailed screening invitation and immunochemical faecal occult blood test. Initial published evidence from the NBCSP concurs with international evidence on similar colorectal cancer screening programs about the unequal participation by different population sub-groups. The aim of the paper is to present an analysis of the equity of the NBCSP for South Australia, using the concept of horizontal equity, in order to identify geographical areas and population groups which may benefit from targeted approaches to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 22:58
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 04:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: inequality; access to health care; screening; colorectal cancer; socioeconomic factors; cross sectional analysis
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920206 Health Inequalities
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00637.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28598

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