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Colorectal Cancer Screening Participation Among Asian Americans Overall and Subgroups in an Integrated Health Care Setting with Organized Screening

Screening reduces colorectal cancer deaths, but?<50% of Asian Americans are screening up-to-date according to surveys, with variability across Asian subgroups. We examined colorectal cancer screening participation among Asian Americans overall and Asian subgroups in a large integrated health care system with organized screening. Data were electronically accessed to characterize screening in 2016 for Asians overall and subgroups relative to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable target of ?80% screening and compared with non-Hispanic whites. Screening up-to-date was defined as a colonoscopy with 10 years, a sigmoidoscopy within 5 years, or a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) completed in 2016. Among 436,398 patients, 69,826 (16.0%) were Asian, of whom 79.8% were screening up-to-date vs. 77.6% of non-Hispanic whites (p?

Authors: Ghai NR; Jensen CD; Corley DA; Doubeni CA; Schottinger JE; Zauber AG; Lee AT; Contreras R; Levin TR; Lee JK; Quinn VP

Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2018 09 21;9(9):186. Epub 2018-09-21.

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