Journal article

Predictors of non-attendance for second round mammography in an Australian mammographic screening programme

AM O'Byrne, AM Kavanagh, A Ugoni, F Diver

Journal of Medical Screening | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the socioeconomic, cultural, and clinical predictors of non-attendance for second round mammography. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective cohort study of 121 889 women aged 50-69 years who attended for first mammography screening in the BreastScreen Victoria programme in 1995/1996 and who were recommended to be invited for routine biennial mammography. Women were considered to be non-attenders if they had not attended for rescreening within 27 months of their initial screening. Relative risk (RR) was used to compare categories for non-attendance for second screening, and a multivariate model was fitted to adjust for possible confounding. SETTING: BreastScreen Victoria, ..

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