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dc.contributor.authorSun, Jiandong
dc.contributor.authorMarch, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorIreland, Michael J
dc.contributor.authorCrawford-Williams, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, Belinda
dc.contributor.authorHyde, Melissa K
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Suzanne K
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Joanne F
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-02T01:38:06Z
dc.date.available2018-01-02T01:38:06Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1326-0200
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1753-6405.12722
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/356054
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine if geographic variations in the participation rates in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) are related to population-level socio-demographic characteristics. Methods: Data reflecting participation in the NBCSP for 504 Local Government Areas (LGAs) between July 2011 and June 2013 were extracted from the Social Health Atlas of Australia. Logistic regression models were used to examine independent associations (odds ratios [ORs]) between participation, Remoteness Area (RA) and selected socio-demographic variables. Results: Compared to the participation rate for major cities (33.4%), participation was significantly higher in inner regional areas (36.5%, OR=1.15), but was much lower in remote (27.9%, OR=0.77) or very remote areas (25.0%, OR=0.65). When controlling for study period, gender, proportion of persons aged 65 years and older, Indigenous status, cultural background and socioeconomic status, significantly higher rates were observed in all non-metropolitan areas than in major cities. Indigenous status was strongly related to the poorer participation in remote areas. Conclusions: Socio-demographic characteristics, particularly Indigenous status, cultural background and population ageing, seem to be more important drivers of regional disparities in NBCSP participation than geographic remoteness. Implications for public health: This study provides important evidence to understand the regional disparities in participating in the national screening program.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
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dc.relation.ispartofpageto6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleSocio-demographic factors drive regional differences in participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: An ecological analysis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorHyde, Melissa K.
gro.griffith.authorAitken, Joanne
gro.griffith.authorDunn, Jeffrey


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