Utilización correcta de las técnicas de detección de cáncer de mama en mujeres mexicanas

Translated title of the contribution: Correct utilization of breast cancer detection techniques in Mexican women

Lizbeth López-Carrillo, Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Julia Blanco-Muñoz, Raúl U. Hernández-Ramírez, Felicia Marie Knaul

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Objective: Identify the characteristics associated with correct utilization of self examination (SE), clinical exam (CE) and mammography (MA) for breast cancer (BC) early detection. Materials and methods: Interviews were undertaken with 1 030 Mexican women (n=1 030), 20 to 88 years of age, regarding their reproductive and sociodemographic characteristics. An index of correct utilization was constructed based on the form and frequency practice of those techniques. Results: The prevalence of correct utilization of SE was 11% and 5.4% for CE. Further, 7.6% of women 40-49 years of age with 2 or more BC risk factors had MA during the two years prior to the interview, and for 31.6% among women =50 years of age the MA was annually. The main determinant of MA utilization was having financial protection from either IMSS, ISSSTE or Seguro Popular. Conclusions: It is necessary to improve the correct utilization of BC detection techniques in Mexico.

Translated title of the contributionCorrect utilization of breast cancer detection techniques in Mexican women
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)538-546
Number of pages9
JournalSalud publica de Mexico
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast self-examination
  • Health resources
  • Health services utilization
  • Mammography
  • Mexico

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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