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

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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)


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


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).