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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 996-1004

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

  • Folakemi T. OdedinaAffiliated withCollege of Pharmacy, University of Florida Email author 
  • , Getachew DagneAffiliated withCollege of Public Health, University of South Florida
  • , Margareth LaRose-PierreAffiliated withCollege of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University
  • , John ScrivensAffiliated withCollege of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University
  • , Frank EmanuelAffiliated withCollege of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University
  • , Angela AdamsAffiliated withCentral Florida Pharmacy Council
  • , Shannon PresseyAffiliated withCollege of Pharmacy, University of Florida
  • , Oladapo OdedinaAffiliated withFlorida Black Living Navigator

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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 cancer Black men Early detection Risk reduction Prevention