Breast cancer screening in korean women: Report of the national cancer screening program in 2008

Dong Kwan Oh, Jung Im Shim, Mia Han, Yeonju Kim, Hoo Yeon Lee, Jae Kwan Jun, Kui Sun Choi, Eun Cheol Park

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Abstract

Purpose: The Korean National Cancer Screening Program began in 1999. To provide essential evidence related to breast cancer screening in Korean women, we analyzed data from the KNCSP in 2008. Methods: Using data obtained from the National Cancer Screening Information System, breast cancer screening participation rates were calculated. Recall rates were estimated with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Results: The target population of breast cancer screening in 2008 included 3,706,062 women, 1,294,060 of whom utilized mammography as a screening tool (participation rate, 34.9%). Compared to the participation rate of women covered by the National Health Insurance Program (37.3%), women covered by the Medical Aid Program was lower (21.3%). The overall recall rate of breast cancer screening was 6.4% (95% CI, 6.39-6.47). Conclusion: According to our study, efforts to facilitate the participation and to reduce disparities in breast cancer screening among Korean women are needed. These results will provide essential data for evidence-based strategies in breast cancer control in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Breast Cancer
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

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Early Detection of Cancer
Breast Neoplasms
National Health Programs
Confidence Intervals
Health Services Needs and Demand
Mammography
Korea
Information Systems

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Oh, Dong Kwan ; Shim, Jung Im ; Han, Mia ; Kim, Yeonju ; Lee, Hoo Yeon ; Jun, Jae Kwan ; Choi, Kui Sun ; Park, Eun Cheol. / Breast cancer screening in korean women : Report of the national cancer screening program in 2008. In: Journal of Breast Cancer. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 299-304.
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Breast cancer screening in korean women : Report of the national cancer screening program in 2008. / Oh, Dong Kwan; Shim, Jung Im; Han, Mia; Kim, Yeonju; Lee, Hoo Yeon; Jun, Jae Kwan; Choi, Kui Sun; Park, Eun Cheol.

In: Journal of Breast Cancer, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.09.2010, p. 299-304.

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