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posted on 21.07.2015, 09:05 by Alexander Labeit, F. Peinemann, A. Kedir
This study investigates empirically how past screening behaviour, individual and household characteristics affect the current uptake of cervical cancer screening in UK. For the conceptual framework, we use a modified Grossman model which is extended for non-economic factors. A dynamic version of a random effects panel probit model with initial conditions is estimated on the balanced sub-sample of the data. The analysis sample is restricted to women of age 16 and older and grouped into different age categories with respect to the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP). As dataset a balanced panel data of 857 women with 11,998 observations from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) for the period from 1992 to 2008 is used for the analysis. Results suggest show that previous screening uptake, age, partner status, employment status and a previous GP visit have a significant influence on the likelihood of the uptake of cervical cancer screening.

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Citation

Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 2362

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Scientific Reports

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

eissn

2045-2322

Acceptance date

08/07/2013

Copyright date

2013

Available date

21/07/2015

Publisher version

http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130806/srep02362/full/srep02362.html#affil-auth

Language

en