Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Latino and Vietnamese Americans (Compared with Non-Latino White Americans)

Judith M E Walsh, Cella P Kaplan, Bang Nguyen, Ginny Gildengorin, Stephen J McPhee & Eliseo J Perez-Stable
OBJECTIVE: To identify current colorectal cancer (CRC) screening practices and barriers to screening in the Latino, Vietnamese, and non-Latino white populations. METHODS: We conducted a telephone survey of Latino, non-Latino white, and Vietnamese individuals living in San Jose, California. We asked about demographics, CRC screening practices, intentions to be screened, and barriers and facilitators to screening. RESULTS: Seven hundred and seventy-five individuals (40% white, 29.2% Latino, and 30.8% Vietnamese) completed the survey (Response Rate 50%)....
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