alexa Minority Women

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Minority Women

African American women experience elevated risk for breast and cervical cancer compared to White women. Health risk behaviors and cancer screening practices are known to contribute to cancer disparities; however, little is known about the relationship between race, sexual orientation, and cancer risk. The objective of this paper is to report on engagement in a range of health risk behaviors associated with cancer and adherence to cancer screening guidelines among African American Women sexual minority women. Methods: This was a cross sectional descriptive study. Data were collected using a self-administered survey instrument. Participants (N=226) were a convenience sample of urban African American sexual minority women recruited as part of a community health needs assessment study. Results: Cancer risk behaviors were prevalent including high rates of obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol use.

Citation:Matthews AK, Li CC, Ross N, Jodi Ram BA, Rebecca Ramsey MPH, et al. (2013) Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Behaviors of African American Sexual Minority Women.

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