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Prostate cancer screening in Switzerland: 20-year trends and socioeconomic disparities

Published inPreventive medicine, vol. 82, p. 83-91
Publication date2016

Despite important controversy in its efficacy, prostate cancer (PCa) screening has become widespread. Important socioeconomic screening disparities have been reported. However, trends in PCa screening and social disparities have not been investigated in Switzerland, a high risk country for PCa. We used data from five waves (from 1992-2012) of the population-based Swiss Health Interview Survey to evaluate trends in PCa screening and its association with socioeconomic indicators.

  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Early Detection of Cancer/methods/trends
  • Healthcare Disparities/trends
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening/trends
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Prostatic Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
GUESSOUS, Idris et al. Prostate cancer screening in Switzerland: 20-year trends and socioeconomic disparities. In: Preventive medicine, 2016, vol. 82, p. 83–91. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.009
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