Background: National self-report surveys show minimal racial disparity in mammography, whereas analyses of administrative data show large disparity. Methods: Using the 1998ĝ€"2002 Medicare Current Beneficiary Surveys, which contain participantsĝ€™ self-report and claims data, we developed multivariable adjusted models examining factors associated with self-reported mammography and self-reported mammography verified by billing records. Results: No racial/ethnic disparities were found in self-reported mammography. Verified mammography, however, revealed significant disparities for race, education, income, insurance, and health status. Conclusions: Race, education, income, insurance, and health status are associated with a lower likelihood of self-reported mammography verified by the existence of claims data. These data caution against exclusive reliance on self-report survey data to assess disparity in mammography.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health(social science)
- Health Professions(all)