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Publications [#250742] of Gary G. Bennett

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Journal Articles

  1. Emmons, KM; Lobb, R; Puleo, E; Bennett, G; Stoffel, E; Syngal, S (2009). Colorectal cancer screening: prevalence among low-income groups with health insurance.. Health Affairs, 28(1), 169-177. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/05/26)

    Abstract:
    We examined the prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in a low-income, racial/ethnic minority sample, among whom 97 percent had health insurance that covered CRC screening. This is a model for examining the impact of health insurance on racial/ethnic disparities in screening. Screening rates (67 percent self-reported; 52 percent adjusted based on a validation substudy) were higher than among similar population-based samples who have lower levels of insurance coverage. There were no differences by race/ethnicity. This study suggests that insurance coverage for CRC screening should be considered as part of a comprehensive approach to address CRC disparities.


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