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Article: Will screening mammography in the east do more harm than good?

TitleWill screening mammography in the east do more harm than good?
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Issue Date2002
PublisherAmerican Public Health Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ajph.org
Citation
American Journal Of Public Health, 2002, v. 92 n. 11, p. 1841-1846 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. We sought to systematically review the evidence for population-based mammography as applied to a Chinese population. Methods. Primary reports for meta-analysis were identified by a search of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library. Outcome measures included breast cancer-related mortality, the number needed to be screened to prevent 1 death, and the positive predictive value of mammography. Results. Pooled relative risk for breast cancer-related death in the screened group was 0.80 (95% confidence interval=0.71, 0.90). Applied to Hong Kong, this figure translates into a number needed to screen of 1302 healthy women screened annually for 10 years to prevent 1 death. Conclusions. Evidence is insufficient to justify population-based breast cancer screening by mammography for women in Hong Kong and other Asian populations with low breast cancer prevalence.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86517
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.138
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.520
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThach, TQen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:18:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:18:01Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Public Health, 2002, v. 92 n. 11, p. 1841-1846en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0090-0036en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86517-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. We sought to systematically review the evidence for population-based mammography as applied to a Chinese population. Methods. Primary reports for meta-analysis were identified by a search of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library. Outcome measures included breast cancer-related mortality, the number needed to be screened to prevent 1 death, and the positive predictive value of mammography. Results. Pooled relative risk for breast cancer-related death in the screened group was 0.80 (95% confidence interval=0.71, 0.90). Applied to Hong Kong, this figure translates into a number needed to screen of 1302 healthy women screened annually for 10 years to prevent 1 death. Conclusions. Evidence is insufficient to justify population-based breast cancer screening by mammography for women in Hong Kong and other Asian populations with low breast cancer prevalence.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAmerican Public Health Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ajph.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Public Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms - ethnology - radiographyen_HK
dc.subject.meshEthnic Groups - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshEuropean Continental Ancestry Group - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Medicineen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMammography - standards - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshMass Screening - standards - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshRandomized Controlled Trials as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Reduction Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshSensitivity and Specificityen_HK
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_HK
dc.subject.meshWomen's Healthen_HK
dc.titleWill screening mammography in the east do more harm than good?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLeung, GM:gmleung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume92en_HK
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