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Title: Colposcopy attendance and deprivation: A retrospective analysis of 27 193 women in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme
Authors: Douglas, Elaine
Wardle, Jane
Massat, Nathalie J
Waller, Jo
Keywords: cancer screening
colposcopy
socioeconomic inequalities
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2015
Citation: Douglas E, Wardle J, Massat NJ & Waller J (2015) Colposcopy attendance and deprivation: A retrospective analysis of 27 193 women in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, British Journal of Cancer, 113 (1), pp. 119-122.
Abstract: Background: Attendance for cervical screening is socially graded, but little is known about patterns of attendance for colposcopy following an abnormal screening result. Methods: Logistic regression was used to regress colposcopy attendance status for 27 193 women against age and area-level deprivation, adjusting for ethnicity. Results: Colposcopy attendance was high at 8 weeks (89%) and 4 months post-referral (94%) but women living in the most deprived areas were significantly less likely to attend. Conclusions: The high overall attendance rates at colposcopy are encouraging but lower attendance among women in the most income-deprived areas indicates that even when these women attend primary cervical screening, they remain at higher risk of missing out on the benefits of the programme.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2015.176
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