Using multiple inequality indices to assess changes in social inequalities for breast cancer screening in Belgium

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Objectives: To identify changes in social inequalities for mammograms uptake in Belgium over the period1997-2008 using multiple indices, and to assess the contribution of the national breast cancer screeningprogramme in these changes. Methods: Data were obtained from four waves of the Belgian Health InterviewSurvey. The socio-economic position was defined by the educational level. Inequalities were measured both withpairwise measures comparing extreme educational groups (prevalence difference and prevalence ratio), and withindices measuring the total inequality impact at population level: t…

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