Disaggregating Data on Asian and Pacific Islander Women to Assess Cancer Screening

Judy Y Chen, Allison L Diamant, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Nadereh Pourat & Cheryl Wold
Background: Although incidence of cancer is increasing among Asian-American and Pacific-Islander (AAPI) women, their low cancer screening rates are inadequately addressed. Furthermore, the traditional approach of studying the diverse AAPI nationalities as one group hides important intra- and inter-group ethnic differences in cancer screening, as well as lack of representativeness because the surveys are not administered in any AAPI language. To address these problems, this study compared cancer screening rates among particular AAPI groups and...
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