Evolution of social inequalities after the introduction of a breast cancer screening program. Conference Proceeding of the 5th International Congres of Epidemiology of Adelf-Epiter, Brusselss 2012

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Introduction: Opportunistic breast cancer screening associated with a better coverage for highest socio-economic status (SES) existed in Belgium before the introduction of a national screening program in 2001-2002. This work examined the changes in the mammographic coverage by SES and the changes in SE-inequalities since 1997.Methods: Data were obtained from the Health Interview Surveys (1997-2001-2004-2008). The mammographic coverage rate was computed for women aged 50-69. Educational levels (EL) were used as proxies for SES. SE-inequality for mammographic coverage was estimated with abso…

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