Whether and where community health center users obtain screening services

Kevin D. Frick, Jerrilynn Regan

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Abstract

This study measures associations between minority and low socioeconomic status and the use of screening services for secondary prevention among adult community health center users. Among those who obtained timely screening services, the study also measures associations between minority and low socioeconomic status and obtaining these preventive services at a community health center. The data include 1,175 individuals ages 18 and older from a 1995 survey of community health center users. Minority and lower socioeconomic status adult community health center users were not less likely to obtain timely screening services than other adult community health center users. This differs from the trend in the general population. Minority and lower socioeconomic status community health center users who used timely screening services were more likely to obtain them at community health centers, which appear to facilitate the use of timely screening services for minority and low socio-economic status users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-445
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2001

Keywords

  • Community health centers
  • Minority populations
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Socio-economic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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