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Factors associated with organized and opportunistic cancer screening: Results of the Korean Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(KNHAMES) 2007-2011.

Authors
 Minsun Kang  ;  Ki-Bong Yoo  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Kisung Kwon  ;  Gaeun Kim  ;  Doo Ree Kim  ;  Jeoung A Kwon 
Citation
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, Vol.15(7) : 3279-3286, 2014 
Journal Title
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION 
ISSN
 1513-7368 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Early Detection of Cancer/statistics & numerical data* ; Educational Status ; Female ; Humans ; Insurance Coverage ; Logistic Models ; Male ; Mass Screening/statistics & numerical data* ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasms/diagnosis* ; Nutrition Surveys ; Patient Acceptance of Health Care/statistics & numerical data* ; Patient Compliance/statistics & numerical data* ; Republic of Korea ; Socioeconomic Factors ; Surveys and Questionnaires
Keywords
Socioeconomic position ; education levels ; cancer screening ; organized ; opportunistic
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Korea. To reduce cancer incidence, the Korean National Cancer Center (KNCC) has been expanding its organized cancer screening program. In addition, there are opportunistic screening programs that can be chosen by individuals or their healthcare providers. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with participation in organized and opportunistic cancer screening programs, with a particular focus on socioeconomic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), a cross-sectional nationwide study conducted by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare from 2007 to 2011. The study included information from 9,708 men and 12,739 women aged 19 years or over. Multinomial logistic regression analysis was conducted, adjusting for age, year of data collection, residential region, current smoking status, current alcohol consumption status, exercise, marriage status, job status, perceived health status, stress level, BMI, limitation of activities, cancer history, health insurance type, and private insurance status, to investigate the association between education level, economic status, and cancer screening participation. RESULTS: In terms of education level, disparities in attendance were observed only for the opportunistic screening program. In contrast, there was no association between education level and participation in organized screening. In terms of economic status, disparities in opportunistic screening participation were observed at all income levels, but disparities in organized screening participation were observed only at the highest income level. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings reveal that socioeconomic factors, including educational level and economic status, were not significantly associated with participation in organized cancer screening, except at the highest level of income.
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DOI
10.7314/APJCP.2014.15.7.3279
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/98696
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