Trends in cancer screening rates among Korean men and women: Results from the Korean National Cancer Screening Survey (KNCSS), 2004-2010

Eun Ha Lee, Hoo Yeon Lee, Kui Son Choi, Jae Kwan Jun, Eun Cheol Park, Jin Soo Lee

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Abstract

Purpose: The Korean National Cancer Screening Survey (KNCSS) is a continuous nationwide survey implemented by the National Cancer Center in Korea since 2004. The purpose of the present study was to report trends in cancer screening rates for the five major cancers (stomach, liver, colorectal, breast, and cervix uteri) in Korean men and women. Materials and Methods: The study used KNCSS data collected between 2004 and 2010. The survey was conducted on Korean men aged 40-74 years and Korean women aged 30-74 years with no history of cancer diagnosis. The annual percentage change and corresponding 95% confidence intervals were used to examine changes in annual screening rates. Results: Screening rates with recommendation increased by 4.4% annually for stomach cancer, 1.5% for liver cancer, 2.8% per year for colorectal cancer, 4.5% for breast cancer, and 1.2% for cervix uteri cancer. The increasing trend in cancer screening rates, with the exception of liver cancer, was significant. Conclusion: Cancer screening rates have increased consistently from 2004 to 2010 among Korean men and women. Stomach and breast cancer screening rates in particular have increased markedly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Research and Treatment
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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