Chronic Health Issues Lead To Higher Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Women, According To Study

Chronic Health Issues Lead To Higher Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Women, According To Study
Chronic Health Issues and breast cancer screeningA team of researchers from the University of Toronto have found that women suffering from Chronic Health Issues receive breast cancer screening more frequently compared to women who have no serious health issues or chronic diseases. In the study entitled “Level of disability, multi-morbidity and breast cancer screening: Does severity matter?” published in the Preventive Medicine journal, researchers used two waves of the Canadian Community Health Survey (2005 and 2007/08) to design a retrospective population-based cohort study. They linked administrative and self-reported survey data to identify breast cancer screening in Ontario, comparing level of disability and multi-morbidity among women. This study proved to be consistent with previous results that reveal that sociological factors such as lower income levels and poor education are indeed found to impact whether or not women receive breast cancer screenings as frequently as women with higher economic and education rates. Furthermore, previous studies had already demonstrated that women who have a certain degree of disability are screened more often, probably a result of visiting doctors and specialists more frequently, as well as being more active
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