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Factors associated with prostate specific antigen testing in Australians: Analysis of the New South Wales 45 and Up Study

Nair-Shalliker, Visalini; Bang, Albert; Weber, Marianne F; Goldsbury, David; Caruana, Michael; Emery, Jon; Banks, Emily; Canfell, Karen; O'Connell, Dianne L; Smith, David P

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Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of prostate cancer (PC) worldwide, due in part to widespread prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing. We aimed to identify factors associated with PSA testing in Australian men without a diagnosis of prostate cancer or prior prostate disease. Participants were men joining the 45 and Up Study in 2006-2009, aged >= 45 years at recruitment. Self-completed questionnaires were linked to cancer registrations, hospitalisations, health services data and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160545
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22589-y

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