The age at which women begin mammographic screening (pages 1850–1859)
James A. Colbert, Emily M. Kaine, JudyAnn Bigby, Darrell N. Smith, Richard H. Moore, Elizabeth Rafferty, Diane Georgian-Smith, Helen Anne D'Alessandro, Eren Yeh, Daniel B. Kopans, Elkan F. Halpern, Kevin Hughes, Barbara L. Smith, Kenneth K. Tanabe and James S. Michaelson
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20583
In the current study, most women began screening close to the age of 40 years, as is recommended by the American Cancer Society. Nonetheless, women without private health insurance, women without a primary care physician, and women speaking a primary language other than English were likely to delay the initiation of mammographic screening.