Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 996–1004

Within-Group Differences Between Native-Born and Foreign-Born Black Men on Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction and Early Detection Practices


    • College of PharmacyUniversity of Florida
  • Getachew Dagne
    • College of Public HealthUniversity of South Florida
  • Margareth LaRose-Pierre
    • College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical SciencesFlorida A&M University
  • John Scrivens
    • College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical SciencesFlorida A&M University
  • Frank Emanuel
    • College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical SciencesFlorida A&M University
  • Angela Adams
    • Central Florida Pharmacy Council
  • Shannon Pressey
    • College of PharmacyUniversity of Florida
  • Oladapo Odedina
    • Florida Black Living Navigator
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-011-9471-8

Cite this article as:
Odedina, F.T., Dagne, G., LaRose-Pierre, M. et al. J Immigrant Minority Health (2011) 13: 996. doi:10.1007/s10903-011-9471-8


To better address prostate cancer disparities, we investigated the differences among US-born, African-born, and Caribbean-born Black men on prostate cancer risk reduction and early detection behaviors. Data were collected from over 3,400 Black men in five cities in Florida. One-way analysis of variance was used to explore the ethnic variations among the three study groups. We found that there were significant differences among the three groups. The US-born Black men had the highest knowledge, were most likely to have health insurance, and consume the most meat compared to African-born, and Caribbean-born Black men. African-born Black men were most likely to use chemoprevention products and discuss prostate cancer risk-reduction and early detection with a physician. Given the significant number of foreign-born Blacks in the US, it is important to disaggregate the data of US-born and foreign-born Blacks to develop effective programs and policies to address the needs of each group.


Prostate cancerBlack menEarly detectionRisk reductionPrevention

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