Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 225–233

Mammography Screening Among Mexican, Central-American, and South-American Women

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-012-9731-2

Cite this article as:
Rosales, M. & Gonzalez, P. J Immigrant Minority Health (2013) 15: 225. doi:10.1007/s10903-012-9731-2


Cancer and cancer screening disparities exist across Latino subgroups; however the reasons for these disparities are not fully known. This study examines (1) mammography screening among Latinas born in Mexico, Central-America and South-America and (2) the impact of birthplace and acculturation on mammography screening. Data were derived from the California Health Interview Survey 2007. Analyses included 1,675 Latina women 40 years of age and older. Multivariate logistic regression examined predictors of mammography screening. Mexican and Central-American women were less likely to report ever receiving a mammogram while Mexican women were less likely to report a recent mammogram. Low-acculturated women were less likely to report ever receiving a mammogram and less likely to report recent mammography. Different screening patterns across Latina subgroups were observed. Differences in screening patterns and the factors associated with screening highlight the need for unique intervention strategies tailored specifically to Latinas.


Mammography Breast cancer screening Latinas Cancer disparities 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE), Department of Population SciencesCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Public HealthSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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