Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Influences in getting a colorectal cancer screening based on type of health insurance coverage, race and ethnicity
by Marquez, Valerie, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 46; 1526930
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examined the role of health insurance and race and ethnicity as contributing factors to low colorectal cancer screenings. The literature supports that type of health insurance and race and ethnicity play an important role in low colorectal cancer screening rates. Using data collected from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey, data was analyzed and it was concluded that a relationship does exist between colorectal cancer screening rates and the type of insurance people have and their race and ethnicity.

Studies show that there are several barriers and disparities contributing to low colorectal cancer screenings in America. These studies need to continue so that they bring awareness to the public. Education is also important so that the public can be well informed when making necessary decisions to help prevent this deadly disease.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health care management, Oncology
Keywords: California, Colorectal cancer screening
Publication Number: 1526930
ISBN: 9781321277302
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