Correlates of pap screening among sub- Saharan African Immigrant (SAI) women

Adebola Adegboyega, Mark Dignan, Jennifer Hatcher

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Sub-Saharan African immigrant women (SAI) have low Pap screening rates despite high cervical cancer risks. We examined factors influencing Pap screening uptake among SAI women. Association (using bivariate analyses and logistic regressions) between predisposing, enabling, need for care, and Pap screening variables were examined. Of 108 eligible women, 68% reported ever having had Pap screening. Certain characteristics were significantly different between women screened for cervical cancer and non-screened women. Awareness and provider’s recommendation were correlates of Pap screening for every 1-unit increase in awareness score, the odds of receiving Pap screening increased by 1.8 times (95% CI 1.32-2.52), p <.001. Women who reported receiving provider’s recommendation were 6.2 times (95% CI 1.78-21.56), p =.04 more likely to screen. These findings enhance our knowledge of Pap screening utilization among SAI. Findings may inform interventions to increase Pap screening rates for SAI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-967
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019

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Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Pap screening
  • Revised behavioral model for vulnerable populations
  • Sub-Saharan African immigrants

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Correlates of pap screening among sub- Saharan African Immigrant (SAI) women. / Adegboyega, Adebola; Dignan, Mark; Hatcher, Jennifer.

In: Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, Vol. 30, No. 3, 08.2019, p. 951-967.

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