Review of a health fair screening program in mid-michigan
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- Bletzer, K.V. J Community Health (1989) 14: 149. doi:10.1007/BF01324364
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Using sociodemographic data and findings from an evaluation survey, a Mid-Michigan health fair screening program is reviewed over a seven year period (1981–1987). Most participants were older adults, and nearly two-thirds were women. Very few participants named the media as a reason for attending the health fairs at which the screenings were given. Many had seen a physician within the past two years, yet very few reported that they had had a complete checkup. The implications of these findings and a rationale for health fairs as a mechanism for screening are discussed.