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Determinants of gastric cancer screening attendance in Korea: a multi-level analysis

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Authors
Chang, Yunryong; Cho, Belong; Son, Ki Young; Shin, Dong Wook; Shin, Hosung; Yang, Hyung-Kook; Shin, Aesun; Yoo, Keun-Young
Issue Date
2015-05-01
Publisher
BioMed Central
Citation
BMC Cancer, 15(1):336
Keywords
Gastric cancerScreeningSocial determinantsMulti-level analysis
Description
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
Abstract
Abstract

Background
We aimed to assess individual and area-level determinants of gastric cancer screening participation.


Method
Data on gastric cancer screening and individual-level characteristics were obtained from the 2007–2009 Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The area-level variables were collected from the 2005 National Population Census, 2008 Korea Medical Association, and 2010 National Health Insurance Corporation. The data were analyzed using multilevel logistic regression models.


Results
The estimated participation rate in gastric cancer screening adhered to the Korea National Cancer Screening Program guidelines was 44.0% among 10,658 individuals aged over 40 years who were included in the analysis. Among the individual-level variables, the highest income quartile, a college or higher education level, living with spouse, having a private health insurance, limited general activity, previous history of gastric or duodenal ulcer, and not currently smoking were associated with a higher participation rate in gastric cancer screening. Urbanization showed a significant negative association with gastric cancer screening attendance among the area-level factors (odds ratio (OR) = 0.73; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.57-0.93 for the most urbanized quartile vs. least urbanized quartile).


Conclusion
There are differences in gastric cancer screening attendance according to both individual and regional area characteristics.
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/100521
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-015-1328-4
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