Determinants of non-participation in population-based breast cancer screening: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Published: 8 Oct 2020
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Lilu Ding - University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Lilu Ding speaks to ecancer about the outcomes of the systematic review and meta-analysis he presented at EBCC-12.

He first talks about the main objectives of this systematic review which were to pin-point the determinants of non-participation in population-based breast cancer screening.

Ding then further explains the inclusion/exclusion criteria that was used in this paper alongside the databases that were utilised to.

He observes that women from low-income backgrounds were screened less for breast cancer in comparison to women with a higher socio-economic status.

Other determinants were also analysed in this paper.

In the end, Ding says that the current screening policy is based on age but this study can impact this policy in a positive way and target women who are still left out in a more robust way.