Determinants of racial/ethnic colorectal cancer screening disparities.

Anthony F Jerant, Joshua J Fenton & Peter Franks
BACKGROUND: The contributions of demographic, socioeconomic, access, language, and nativity factors to racial/ethnic colorectal cancer (CRC) screening disparities are uncertain. METHODS: Using linked data from 22 973 respondents to the 2001-2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the 2000-2004 National Health Interview Survey, we modeled disparities in CRC screening (fecal occult blood testing [FOBT], endoscopy, and combined FOBT and endoscopy) between non-Hispanic whites and Asians, blacks, and Hispanics, sequentially adjusting for demographics, socioeconomic status, clinical and...
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