Colorectal cancer screening and access to healthcare in New York City taxi drivers Journal Article


Authors: Costas-Muñiz, R.; Roberts, N.; Narang, B.; Mehmood, R.; Acharya, S.; Aragones, A.; Leng, J.; Gany, F.
Article Title: Colorectal cancer screening and access to healthcare in New York City taxi drivers
Abstract: This study examined differences in colorectal cancer screening across sociodemographic, migration, occupational, and health-related factors in a sample of male taxi drivers. Male drivers eligible for colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) (≥ 50 years old) were recruited in 55 community-based health fairs conducted during November 2015 to February 2017 in 16 taxi garages or community locations located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx. Participants completed a survey that included sociodemographic, migration, occupational, health-related, and cancer screening practices. For this study 33 questions were analyzed. The sample consisted of 137 male drivers, 27% of them had undergone CRCS. Occupation-related factors, including night shifts and driving high numbers of weekly hours, were associated with lower CRCS rates; having a family history of cancer, health insurance, a regular source of primary care, and a routine check-up in the last year, were associated with higher CRCS rates. The findings suggest that drivers with health insurance and better access to primary care are more likely to be up-to-date with CRCS. The results provide important information that can inform occupation-based public health interventions. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
Keywords: cancer screening; colonoscopy; adherence; immigrant health
Journal Title: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume: 22
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1557-1912
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2020-06-01
Start Page: 526
End Page: 533
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-019-00911-8
PUBMED: 31263989
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC6938571
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  1. Jennifer Chung Foung Leng
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  2. Francesca Mara Gany
    123 Gany
  3. Nicole S Roberts
    10 Roberts
  4. Bharat Narang
    7 Narang