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Personal factors influence use of cervical cancer screening services: epidemiological survey and linked administrative data address the limitations of previous research

Olesen, Sarah C; Butterworth, Peter; Jacomb, Patricia; Tait, Robert J


BACKGROUND National screening programs have reduced cervical cancer mortality; however participation in these programs varies according to women's personal and social characteristics. Research into these inequalities has been limited by reliance on self-reported service use data that is potentially biased, or administrative data that lacks personal detail. We address these limitations and extend existing research by examining rates and correlates of cervical screening in a large epidemiological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-02-14
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-34


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