The Association of Religiosity and Use of Breast Cancer Screening among Older Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

dc.contributor.advisorReyes-Ortiz, Carlos
dc.creatorLopez, Maritza E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T20:19:10Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T20:19:10Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-01
dc.date.submitted2010-06-04T13:52:09-07:00
dc.description.abstractTo examine the association between religiosity and breast cancer screening methods, 6,541 women aged 60 and older from the Health, Well-Being and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean Study (SABE) were studied. The outcomes were reporting a mammogram, a clinical breast examination (CBE) or breast self-examination (BSE) within the last 2 years. Women who reported religion being very important were more likely to have a mammogram (OR=1.90, 95% CI 1.53-2.35), a CBE (OR= 1.70, 95% CI 1.44-2.00) and a BSE (OR= 1.44, 95% CI 1.23-1.68) compared with women who reported no religious affiliation. This suggests that religiosity may facilitate breast cancer screening behaviors among older women.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/28214
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectbreast cancer screening methods
dc.subjectlatina women
dc.subjectmammography
dc.subjectreligiosity
dc.titleThe Association of Religiosity and Use of Breast Cancer Screening among Older Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
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thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial and Behavioral Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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