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Cancer Prevention Among US Hispanics

Cancer Prevention Among US Hispanics Abstract THE ARTICLES by Pérez-Stable et al1 and Trapido et al2 in this issue of the Archives highlight racial and ethnic differences in cancer incidence and cancer screening practices between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. The first article presents self-reported cancer screening rates of a predominantly Mexican and Central American population served by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program (KPMCP) in San Francisco and Alameda counties in California. The second article presents site-specific cancer incidence data by race for Hispanics and non-Hispanics living in Dade County, Florida, where Cuban Americans are the predominant Hispanic ethnic group. While both articles focus on US Hispanics, each must be considered separately due to the differences in Hispanic subpopulations studied. These two articles appear at a time when the awareness of discrepant cancer incidence and survival rates for minority populations in the United States is growing. Data specific to particular ethnic groups are needed to References 1. Pérez-Stable EJ, Otero-Sabogal R, Sabogal F, McPhee S, Hiatt RA. Self-reported use of cancer screening tests among Latinos and Anglos in a prepaid health plan . Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:1073-1081.Crossref 2. Trapido EJ, Chen F, Davis K, Lewis N, MacKinnon JA, Strait PM. Cancer in South Florida Hispanic Women: a 9-year assessment . Arch Intern Med. 1994; 154:1083-1088.Crossref 3. Balcazar H, Cobas JA. Overweight among Mexican American and its relationship to life style behavioral risk factors . J Comm Health. 1993;18:55-67.Crossref 4. Becker TM, Wheeler CM, Key CR, Samet JM. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality in New Mexico's Hispanics, American Indians, and non-Hispanic whites . West J Med. 1992;156:376-379. 5. Polednak AP. Estimating cervical cancer incidence in the Hispanic population of Connecticut by use of surnames . Cancer . 1993;71:3560-3564.Crossref 6. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives . Washington, DC: Public Health Service; 1991. US Dept of Health and Human Services publication No. (PHS) 91-50212. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Cancer Prevention Among US Hispanics

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 154 (10) – May 23, 1994

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1994.00420100019003
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Abstract

Abstract THE ARTICLES by Pérez-Stable et al1 and Trapido et al2 in this issue of the Archives highlight racial and ethnic differences in cancer incidence and cancer screening practices between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. The first article presents self-reported cancer screening rates of a predominantly Mexican and Central American population served by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program (KPMCP) in San Francisco and Alameda counties in California. The second article presents site-specific cancer incidence data by race for Hispanics and non-Hispanics living in Dade County, Florida, where Cuban Americans are the predominant Hispanic ethnic group. While both articles focus on US Hispanics, each must be considered separately due to the differences in Hispanic subpopulations studied. These two articles appear at a time when the awareness of discrepant cancer incidence and survival rates for minority populations in the United States is growing. Data specific to particular ethnic groups are needed to References 1. Pérez-Stable EJ, Otero-Sabogal R, Sabogal F, McPhee S, Hiatt RA. Self-reported use of cancer screening tests among Latinos and Anglos in a prepaid health plan . Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:1073-1081.Crossref 2. Trapido EJ, Chen F, Davis K, Lewis N, MacKinnon JA, Strait PM. Cancer in South Florida Hispanic Women: a 9-year assessment . Arch Intern Med. 1994; 154:1083-1088.Crossref 3. Balcazar H, Cobas JA. Overweight among Mexican American and its relationship to life style behavioral risk factors . J Comm Health. 1993;18:55-67.Crossref 4. Becker TM, Wheeler CM, Key CR, Samet JM. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality in New Mexico's Hispanics, American Indians, and non-Hispanic whites . West J Med. 1992;156:376-379. 5. Polednak AP. Estimating cervical cancer incidence in the Hispanic population of Connecticut by use of surnames . Cancer . 1993;71:3560-3564.Crossref 6. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives . Washington, DC: Public Health Service; 1991. US Dept of Health and Human Services publication No. (PHS) 91-50212.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 23, 1994

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