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Novel Mapping Methods to Describe Utilization of Free Breast Cancer Screening from a State Program

Version 1 : Received: 20 October 2020 / Approved: 22 October 2020 / Online: 22 October 2020 (12:36:12 CEST)

How to cite: Hughes, K.; Haynes, D.; Joseph, A. Novel Mapping Methods to Describe Utilization of Free Breast Cancer Screening from a State Program. Preprints 2020, 2020100463 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0463.v1). Hughes, K.; Haynes, D.; Joseph, A. Novel Mapping Methods to Describe Utilization of Free Breast Cancer Screening from a State Program. Preprints 2020, 2020100463 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0463.v1).

Abstract

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) of Minnesota, “Sage”, provides breast cancer screening to uninsured women. We introduce a novel mapping technique, spatially adaptive filters (SAFs), to estimate utilization of Sage screening in Minnesota. Sage screenings (N = 74,712) were geocoded. The eligible population was modeled with the RTI synthetic population dataset. Between 2011 and 2015, 36,979 women a year were Sage eligible. Utilization was highly variable across Minnesota (M = 37.2%, range 0% - 131%, SD = 18.7%). This replicable approach modeled utilization rates to the neighborhood-level, allowing Sage to prioritize locations and engage communities.

Subject Areas

Geographic Information Systems; Women’s Health; Cancer Screening; Breast Cancer; Health Programs

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