Pap smear receipt among Vietnamese immigrants: the importance of health care factors.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Ethnicity & health, Volume 14, Issue 6, p.575-89 (2009)


2009, Adult, Aged, Center-Authored Paper, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Cross-Sectional Studies, Emigrants and Immigrants, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Public Health Sciences Division, Regression Analysis, Shared Resources, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Vaginal Smears, Vietnam, Washington, Young Adult


Recent US data indicate that women of Vietnamese descent have higher cervical cancer incidence rates than women of any other race/ethnicity, and lower levels of Pap testing than white, black, and Latina women. Our objective was to provide information about Pap testing barriers and facilitators that could be used to develop cervical cancer control intervention programs for Vietnamese American women.