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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Jannien_UK
dc.contributor.authorMacleod, Catrionaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Deirdreen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Lauraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Roberten_UK
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Angusen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKyle, Richarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorHubbard, Gillen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMullen, Russellen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAtherton, Iainen_UK
dc.description.abstractObjective: To test the hypothesis that rural populations had lower uptake of screening mammography than urban populations in the Scottish and Australian setting. Method: Scottish data are based upon information from the Scottish Breast Screening Programme Information System describing uptake among women residing within the NHS Highland Health Board area who were invited to attend for screening during the 2008 to 2010 round (N=27,416). Australian data were drawn from the 2010 survey of the 1946-51 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (N=9890 women). Results: Contrary to our hypothesis, results indicated that women living in rural areas were not less likely to attend for screening mammography compared to women living in urban areas in both Scotland (OR for rural=1.17, 95% CI=1.06-1.29) and Australia (OR for rural=1.15, 95% CI=1.01-1.31). Conclusions: The absence of rural-urban differences in attendance at screening mammography demonstrates that rurality is not necessarily an insurmountable barrier to screening mammography.en_UK
dc.relationLeung J, Macleod C, McLaughlin D, Woods L, Henderson R, Watson A, Kyle R, Hubbard G, Mullen R & Atherton I (2015) Screening mammography uptake within Australia and Scotland in rural and urban populations. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, pp. 559-562.
dc.rights© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
dc.subjectBreast neoplasmsen_UK
dc.subjectEarly detection of canceren_UK
dc.subjectHealthcare disparitiesen_UK
dc.subjectRural healthen_UK
dc.subjectRural health servicesen_UK
dc.subjectRural populationen_UK
dc.subjectHealth servicesen_UK
dc.subjectHealth services accessibilityen_UK
dc.titleScreening mammography uptake within Australia and Scotland in rural and urban populationsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePreventive Medicine Reportsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Queenslanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Highlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Queenslanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Highlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Highlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEdinburgh Napier Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Highlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEdinburgh Napier Universityen_UK
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