Breast cancer screening among Cambodian American women

Shin-Ping Tu, Y. Yasui, A. Kuniyuki, B. Thompson, S. M. Schwartz, J. C. Jackson, V. M. Taylor

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Our aim was to describe and identify factors associated with breast cancer screening among Cambodian American women. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1,365 households using bilingual and bicultural interviewers. We found that low proportions of Cambodian American women were up to date on their clinical breast examinations (CBE; 42%) and mammograms (40%). More than 80% of women with female physicians have had at least one prior screening, and 52% have had the tests recently. Women with male Asian American physicians were less likely to have had screening as compared to women with female non-Asian physicians: ever had CBE (odds ratio [OR], 0.26); recent CBE (OR, 0.39); ever had mammogram (OR, 0.36); and recent mammogram (OR, 0.22). Breast cancer screening among Cambodian American women lags behind the general U.S. population. Tailored promotion efforts should address barriers and promote cancer screening by physicians, staff, and organizations serving this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-563
Number of pages15
JournalCancer Detection and Prevention
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Asian
  • Clinical breast examination
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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