Impact of job status on accessibility of cancer screening

Seung Ju Kim, Kyu Tae Han, Euncheol Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide with approximately 75,000 cancer deaths in Korea alone in 2013. Cancer screening is an important method of prevention; however, only 63.4% of Koreans sought cancer screening in 2012 even though it was widely offered at no cost. We focused on part time workers because they often experience job instability and relative discrimination. Therefore, we investigated the correlation between job status and cancer screening. Materials and Methods Data from the 2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) were used for selection of individuals who participated in the national cancer screening program. A total of 1,326 wage earners were selected for our study. The association between cancer screening and part time job status was examined using logistic regression models. Results Of the 1,326 individuals selected for the study, 869 (64.5%) had participated in the cancer screening program; among these, 421 (48.4%) were part time workers and 448 (51.6%) were full time workers. Lower prevalence of cancer screening was observed for part time workers compared to full time workers (odds ratio, 0.72; confidence interval, 0.53 to 1.00; p=0.0495). Factors including age, marital status, private insurance, chronic disease, smoking, and residential area emerged as showed significant association with participation in screening programs. Conclusion We found that part time workers had difficulty participating in prevention programs. Change in the workplace environment as well as development of positive social programs targeted to part time workers is necessary in order to encourage participation of part time workers in prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-833
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Research and Treatment
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

Fingerprint

Early Detection of Cancer
Korea
Logistic Models
Nutrition Surveys
Age Factors
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Marital Status
Insurance
Workplace
Cause of Death
Neoplasms
Chronic Disease
Smoking
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Costs and Cost Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

Cite this

Kim, Seung Ju ; Han, Kyu Tae ; Park, Euncheol. / Impact of job status on accessibility of cancer screening. In: Cancer Research and Treatment. 2016 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 825-833.
@article{097b0f3db47d4b4ea2e0e25cf8f73cc3,
title = "Impact of job status on accessibility of cancer screening",
abstract = "Purpose Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide with approximately 75,000 cancer deaths in Korea alone in 2013. Cancer screening is an important method of prevention; however, only 63.4{\%} of Koreans sought cancer screening in 2012 even though it was widely offered at no cost. We focused on part time workers because they often experience job instability and relative discrimination. Therefore, we investigated the correlation between job status and cancer screening. Materials and Methods Data from the 2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) were used for selection of individuals who participated in the national cancer screening program. A total of 1,326 wage earners were selected for our study. The association between cancer screening and part time job status was examined using logistic regression models. Results Of the 1,326 individuals selected for the study, 869 (64.5{\%}) had participated in the cancer screening program; among these, 421 (48.4{\%}) were part time workers and 448 (51.6{\%}) were full time workers. Lower prevalence of cancer screening was observed for part time workers compared to full time workers (odds ratio, 0.72; confidence interval, 0.53 to 1.00; p=0.0495). Factors including age, marital status, private insurance, chronic disease, smoking, and residential area emerged as showed significant association with participation in screening programs. Conclusion We found that part time workers had difficulty participating in prevention programs. Change in the workplace environment as well as development of positive social programs targeted to part time workers is necessary in order to encourage participation of part time workers in prevention programs.",
author = "Kim, {Seung Ju} and Han, {Kyu Tae} and Euncheol Park",
year = "2016",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4143/crt.2015.040",
language = "English",
volume = "48",
pages = "825--833",
journal = "Cancer Research and Treatment",
issn = "1598-2998",
publisher = "Korean Cancer Association",
number = "2",

}

Impact of job status on accessibility of cancer screening. / Kim, Seung Ju; Han, Kyu Tae; Park, Euncheol.

In: Cancer Research and Treatment, Vol. 48, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 825-833.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Impact of job status on accessibility of cancer screening

AU - Kim, Seung Ju

AU - Han, Kyu Tae

AU - Park, Euncheol

PY - 2016/4/1

Y1 - 2016/4/1

N2 - Purpose Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide with approximately 75,000 cancer deaths in Korea alone in 2013. Cancer screening is an important method of prevention; however, only 63.4% of Koreans sought cancer screening in 2012 even though it was widely offered at no cost. We focused on part time workers because they often experience job instability and relative discrimination. Therefore, we investigated the correlation between job status and cancer screening. Materials and Methods Data from the 2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) were used for selection of individuals who participated in the national cancer screening program. A total of 1,326 wage earners were selected for our study. The association between cancer screening and part time job status was examined using logistic regression models. Results Of the 1,326 individuals selected for the study, 869 (64.5%) had participated in the cancer screening program; among these, 421 (48.4%) were part time workers and 448 (51.6%) were full time workers. Lower prevalence of cancer screening was observed for part time workers compared to full time workers (odds ratio, 0.72; confidence interval, 0.53 to 1.00; p=0.0495). Factors including age, marital status, private insurance, chronic disease, smoking, and residential area emerged as showed significant association with participation in screening programs. Conclusion We found that part time workers had difficulty participating in prevention programs. Change in the workplace environment as well as development of positive social programs targeted to part time workers is necessary in order to encourage participation of part time workers in prevention programs.

AB - Purpose Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide with approximately 75,000 cancer deaths in Korea alone in 2013. Cancer screening is an important method of prevention; however, only 63.4% of Koreans sought cancer screening in 2012 even though it was widely offered at no cost. We focused on part time workers because they often experience job instability and relative discrimination. Therefore, we investigated the correlation between job status and cancer screening. Materials and Methods Data from the 2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) were used for selection of individuals who participated in the national cancer screening program. A total of 1,326 wage earners were selected for our study. The association between cancer screening and part time job status was examined using logistic regression models. Results Of the 1,326 individuals selected for the study, 869 (64.5%) had participated in the cancer screening program; among these, 421 (48.4%) were part time workers and 448 (51.6%) were full time workers. Lower prevalence of cancer screening was observed for part time workers compared to full time workers (odds ratio, 0.72; confidence interval, 0.53 to 1.00; p=0.0495). Factors including age, marital status, private insurance, chronic disease, smoking, and residential area emerged as showed significant association with participation in screening programs. Conclusion We found that part time workers had difficulty participating in prevention programs. Change in the workplace environment as well as development of positive social programs targeted to part time workers is necessary in order to encourage participation of part time workers in prevention programs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84963795604&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84963795604&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4143/crt.2015.040

DO - 10.4143/crt.2015.040

M3 - Article

C2 - 26194373

AN - SCOPUS:84963795604

VL - 48

SP - 825

EP - 833

JO - Cancer Research and Treatment

JF - Cancer Research and Treatment

SN - 1598-2998

IS - 2

ER -