Body mass index and cancer screening in older American Indian and Alaska Native men.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.104-8 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Age Factors, Aged, Alaska, Body Mass Index, Center-Authored Paper, Colorectal Neoplasms, Cross-Sectional Studies, Health Services, Indigenous, Humans, Indians, North American, Inuits, Male, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Obesity, Occult Blood, Overweight, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Prevalence, Prostate-Specific Antigen, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Rural Population, United States, Urban Population

Abstract:

Regular screenings are important for reducing cancer morbidity and mortality. There are several barriers to receiving timely cancer screening, including overweight/obesity. No study has examined the relationship between overweight/obesity and cancer screening among American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs).