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Does educational level determine screening participation? / von Euler-Chelpin, My; Olsen, Anne Helene; Njor, Sisse; Jensen, Allan; Vejborg, Ilse; Schwartz, Walter; Lynge, Elsebeth.

In: European Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2008, p. 273-8.

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von Euler-Chelpin, M, Olsen, AH, Njor, S, Jensen, A, Vejborg, I, Schwartz, W & Lynge, E 2008, 'Does educational level determine screening participation?', European Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 273-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEJ.0b013e3282f0c017

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von Euler-Chelpin, M., Olsen, A. H., Njor, S., Jensen, A., Vejborg, I., Schwartz, W., & Lynge, E. (2008). Does educational level determine screening participation? European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17(3), 273-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEJ.0b013e3282f0c017

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von Euler-Chelpin M, Olsen AH, Njor S, Jensen A, Vejborg I, Schwartz W et al. Does educational level determine screening participation? European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2008;17(3):273-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEJ.0b013e3282f0c017

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von Euler-Chelpin, My ; Olsen, Anne Helene ; Njor, Sisse ; Jensen, Allan ; Vejborg, Ilse ; Schwartz, Walter ; Lynge, Elsebeth. / Does educational level determine screening participation?. In: European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 273-8.

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title = "Does educational level determine screening participation?",
abstract = "The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that nonparticipation in organized mammography screening is due to insufficient understanding of the information in the invitation letter by relating educational level to user pattern. Data from two Danish mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen, 1991-1999, and Funen, 1993-2001 were taken for this study. The Danish Central Population Register was used to define target groups; screened participation data were provided by the health authority, and data on highest obtained education came from Statistics Denmark. Data on all breast imaging in 2000 outside organized screening were provided by radiology clinics. Included were all women eligible for at least three screens, and participation was classified into four mutually exclusive user groups. Organized mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen and Funen, Denmark were used as field of this study. Main outcome measures were age-adjusted relative risks (RR) and 95{\%} confidence intervals (CI) of 'never use' versus 'always use' of screening by educational level, using women with secretarial/sales education as baseline. The RR of 'never use' was 1.65 (95{\%} CI: 1.37-1.99) in Copenhagen and 1.93 (95{\%} CI: 1.42-2.62) in Funen for academics, 1.60 (95{\%} CI: 1.48-1.73) in Copenhagen and 1.26 (95{\%} CI: 1.14-1.39) Funen for women with lower primary educational level. Taking other breast imaging into account, the RR was 1.60 (95{\%} CI: 1.32-1.95) for academics in Copenhagen, and 1.90 (95{\%} CI: 1.75-2.07) for women with lower primary education. In conclusion, our results did not support the hypothesis that lack of understanding the information in the invitation letter explains nonparticipation. 'Never use' was not inversely associated with the level of education, but showed a U-shaped association, even when use of breast imaging outside organized screening was taken into account.",
author = "{von Euler-Chelpin}, My and Olsen, {Anne Helene} and Sisse Njor and Allan Jensen and Ilse Vejborg and Walter Schwartz and Elsebeth Lynge",
note = "Keywords: Aged; Breast Neoplasms; Correspondence as Topic; Denmark; Educational Status; Female; Humans; Mammography; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Patient Participation; Reminder Systems; Socioeconomic Factors",
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RIS

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T1 - Does educational level determine screening participation?

AU - von Euler-Chelpin, My

AU - Olsen, Anne Helene

AU - Njor, Sisse

AU - Jensen, Allan

AU - Vejborg, Ilse

AU - Schwartz, Walter

AU - Lynge, Elsebeth

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N2 - The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that nonparticipation in organized mammography screening is due to insufficient understanding of the information in the invitation letter by relating educational level to user pattern. Data from two Danish mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen, 1991-1999, and Funen, 1993-2001 were taken for this study. The Danish Central Population Register was used to define target groups; screened participation data were provided by the health authority, and data on highest obtained education came from Statistics Denmark. Data on all breast imaging in 2000 outside organized screening were provided by radiology clinics. Included were all women eligible for at least three screens, and participation was classified into four mutually exclusive user groups. Organized mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen and Funen, Denmark were used as field of this study. Main outcome measures were age-adjusted relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of 'never use' versus 'always use' of screening by educational level, using women with secretarial/sales education as baseline. The RR of 'never use' was 1.65 (95% CI: 1.37-1.99) in Copenhagen and 1.93 (95% CI: 1.42-2.62) in Funen for academics, 1.60 (95% CI: 1.48-1.73) in Copenhagen and 1.26 (95% CI: 1.14-1.39) Funen for women with lower primary educational level. Taking other breast imaging into account, the RR was 1.60 (95% CI: 1.32-1.95) for academics in Copenhagen, and 1.90 (95% CI: 1.75-2.07) for women with lower primary education. In conclusion, our results did not support the hypothesis that lack of understanding the information in the invitation letter explains nonparticipation. 'Never use' was not inversely associated with the level of education, but showed a U-shaped association, even when use of breast imaging outside organized screening was taken into account.

AB - The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that nonparticipation in organized mammography screening is due to insufficient understanding of the information in the invitation letter by relating educational level to user pattern. Data from two Danish mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen, 1991-1999, and Funen, 1993-2001 were taken for this study. The Danish Central Population Register was used to define target groups; screened participation data were provided by the health authority, and data on highest obtained education came from Statistics Denmark. Data on all breast imaging in 2000 outside organized screening were provided by radiology clinics. Included were all women eligible for at least three screens, and participation was classified into four mutually exclusive user groups. Organized mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen and Funen, Denmark were used as field of this study. Main outcome measures were age-adjusted relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of 'never use' versus 'always use' of screening by educational level, using women with secretarial/sales education as baseline. The RR of 'never use' was 1.65 (95% CI: 1.37-1.99) in Copenhagen and 1.93 (95% CI: 1.42-2.62) in Funen for academics, 1.60 (95% CI: 1.48-1.73) in Copenhagen and 1.26 (95% CI: 1.14-1.39) Funen for women with lower primary educational level. Taking other breast imaging into account, the RR was 1.60 (95% CI: 1.32-1.95) for academics in Copenhagen, and 1.90 (95% CI: 1.75-2.07) for women with lower primary education. In conclusion, our results did not support the hypothesis that lack of understanding the information in the invitation letter explains nonparticipation. 'Never use' was not inversely associated with the level of education, but showed a U-shaped association, even when use of breast imaging outside organized screening was taken into account.

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