Breast screening attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory of Australia

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dc.contributor.author Tapia, Kriscia A.
dc.contributor.author Garvey, Gail
dc.contributor.author McEntee, Mark F.
dc.contributor.author Rickard, Mary
dc.contributor.author Lydiard, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Brennan, Patrick C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-26T05:31:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-26T05:31:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Tapia, K.A., Garvey, G., McEntee, M.F., Rickard, M., Lydiard, L. and Brennan, P.C. (2019) 'Breast screening attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory of Australia'. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 43(4), pp. 334-339. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12917 en
dc.identifier.volume 43 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 334 en
dc.identifier.endpage 339 en
dc.identifier.issn 1326-0200
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9225
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1753-6405.12917 en
dc.description.abstract Objective: To compare breast screening attendances of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. Methods: A total of 4,093 BreastScreen cases were used including 857 self-identified Indigenous women. Chi-squared analysis compared data between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. Logistic regression was used for groupings based on visits-to-screening frequency. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for associations with low attendance. Results: Indigenous women were younger and had fewer visits to screening compared with non-Indigenous women. Non-English speaking was mainly associated with fewer visits for Indigenous women only (OR 1.9, 95%CI 1.3-2.9). Living remotely was associated with fewer visits for non-Indigenous women only (OR 1.3, 95%CI 1.1-1.5). Shared predictors were younger age (OR 12.3, 95%CI 8.1-18.8; and OR 11.5, 95%CI 9.6-13.7, respectively) and having no family history of breast cancer (OR 2.1, 95%CI 1.3-3.3; and OR 1.8, 95%CI 1.5-2.1, respectively). Conclusions: Factors associated with fewer visits to screening were similar for both groups of women, except for language which was significant only for Indigenous women, and remoteness which was significant only for non-Indigenous women. Implications for public health: Health communication in Indigenous languages may be key in encouraging participation and retaining Indigenous women in BreastScreen; improving access for remote-living non-Indigenous women should also be addressed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley Open Access en
dc.rights © 2019 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Breast cancer en
dc.subject Screening en
dc.subject Participation en
dc.subject Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander en
dc.title Breast screening attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory of Australia en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark McEntee, School of Clinical Therapies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mark.mcentee@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mark.mcentee@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.eissn 1753-6405


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© 2019 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2019 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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