Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
LOPEZ-CARRILLO, Lizbeth; SUAREZ-LOPEZ, Leticia y TORRES-SANCHEZ, Luisa. Breast cancer examination in Mexico: summary of the results from the National Survey of Reproductive Health. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2009, vol.51, suppl.2, pp. s345-s349. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To present a summary of the results of the National Survey of Reproductive Health 2003 regarding the practice of self and clinical breast examination. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The main sociodemographic characteristics and site of information about self and clinical breast examination, in 20 000 women 15 to 49 years of age residing in rural and urban areas, were identified by simple statistics and logistic regression models. RESULTS: Younger women with lower scholarity and socioeconomical status residing in rural areas informed a statistically lower self and clinical breast examination. A higher frequency of breast cancer was found in rural vs. urban area. CONCLUSIONS: Strategies for standardization and quality control for the clinical breast examination are needed to contribute in the prevention and control of breast cancer in Mexico.
Palabras llave : breast self-examination; clinical breast examination; breast cancer; National Reproductive Health Survey; Mexico.