Determinants of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake Among Women in Turkey

Sozmen K., ÜNAL TOĞRUL B., Sakarya S., Dinc G., Yardim N., Keskinkilic B., ...Daha Fazla

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.28, sa.6, ss.528-538, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1010539516654541
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.528-538


The aim of the study was to assess the influence of sociodemographic characteristics on breast and cervical cancer screening among women 30 years and older in Turkey. We used data from the National Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2011. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to assess the association of sociodemographic factors, lifestyle variables, and cancer screening. Overall, 22.0% of women ever had a Pap smear test for cervical cancer screening and 19.0% ever had a mammography for breast cancer screening(n = 6846). Individuals with a university degree, social security, doing moderate physical activity, and consuming 5 portions of fruit or vegetable/day were more likely to receive Pap smear test and mammography. Residing in the eastern region and living in rural area was associated with lower likelihood of receiving both types of screening.