A cross-sectional analysis of participation in National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Adelaide by age, gender and geographical location of residence
Ward, Paul Russell
Cole, Stephen Russell
Ah Matt, Michelle Lorraine
Aylward, Philip Edmund
Australasian Medical Journal
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) is a population-based screening program based on a mailed screening invitation and immunochemical faecal occult blood test. Initial published evidence from the NBCSP concurs with international evidence on similar colorectal cancer screening programs about the unequal participation by different population sub-groups. The aim of the paper is to present a cross-sectional analysis of participation in the NBCSP for Adelaide, in order to identify geographical areas and population groups which may benefit from targeted approaches to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening.
Public health, Bowel cancer, Screening tests, Equity of participation, Socio-economic status, Gender, Age, Geographical location
Javanparast, S.J., Ward, P.R., Cole, S., Gill, T., Ah Matt, T., Aylward, P., Baratiny, G., Jiwa, M., Martini, A., Misan, G., Tsourtos, G., Wilson, C., and Young, G., 2010. A cross-sectional analysis of participation in National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Adelaide by age, gender and geographical location of residence. Australasian Medical Journal 3(1), 141-146.