New Study Implicates Healthcare Utilization Rates in Colorectal Cancer Disparities – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In a study involving more than 60,000 people who were screened for colorectal cancer, researchers found that blacks and whites were equally likely to need follow-up after screening, but blacks were less likely to actually receive it.
Laieymo: Only about 72 percent of whites that had abnormal findings went on to have a colonoscopy, but only that was 62 percent of blacks.
Narrator: Dr. Adeyinka Laiyemo is with the National Cancer Institute.
Laieymo: Our study making us believe that this is probably because they do not have equal access to care or they are not utilizing access to care.
Narrator: For details on colorectal cancer, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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