Background. The literature on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is contradictory regarding the impact of weight status on CRC screening. This study was intended to determine if CRC screening rates among 2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) respondent racial/ethnic and gender subgroups were influenced by weight status. Methods. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed to determine if CRC screening use differed significantly among obese, overweight, and normal-weight individuals in race/ethnic and gender subgroups. Results. Multivariable analyses showed that CRC screening rates did not differ significantly for individuals within these subgroups who were obese or overweight as compared to their normal-weight peers. Conclusion. Weight status does not contribute to disparities in CRC screening in race/ethnicity and gender subgroups.
Recommended CitationFagan, Heather Bittner; Myers, Ronald E; Daskalakis, Constantine; Sifri, Randa; Mainous, Arch G; and Wender, Richard, "Race/Ethnicity, gender, weight status, and colorectal cancer screening." (2011). Department of Medical Oncology Faculty Papers. Paper 20.