Factors associated with pap testing among hmong women

Dao Moua Fang, Serge Lee, Susan Stewart, May Ying Ly, Moon S. Chen

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Tis paper reports the baseline data on the proportion of Hmong women (n=402), ages 18-65, in Sacramento, California who reported that they had a Pap test for the early detection of cervical cancer. We assessed the association between socio-demographic characteristics and Pap test receipt using chi-squared and multiple logistic regression analyses. Only 74% had ever had a Pap test, with 61% tested in the previous three years, compared with 91% and 86%, respectively, of California women overall. Women were more likely to have had a recent Pap test if they were age 21-30 (OR=3.0 vs. age 51-65, 95% CI 1.4-6.7) or 31-40 (OR=3.0, 95% CI 1.4-6.4), and less likely if they were single (OR=0.4 vs. married/partnered, 95% CI 0.2-1.0) or born in the U.S. (OR=0.3 vs. <10 years in U.S., 95% CI 0.1-0.8).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-850
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • Cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Hmong
  • Pap testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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