Attendance of the fourth (2008-2009) screening round of the Hungarian organized, nationwide breast cancer screening program

Imre Boncz, Lajos Döbrossy, Zoltán Péntek, Attila Kovács, András Budai, László Imre, Réka Vajda, Andor Sebestyén

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Abstract

Introduction: Organised, nationwide screening for breast cancer with mammography in the age group between 45 and 65 years with 2 years screening interval started in Hungary in January 2002. Aim: The aim of this study is to analyze the attendance rate of nationwide breast screening programme for the 2008-2009 years. Method: The data derive from the database of the National Health Insurance Fund Administration. The ratio of women in the age group 45-65 years was calculated having either a screening mammography or a diagnostic mammography in the 4th screening round of the programme. Results: In the years 2000-2001, 7.6% of the women had an opportunistic screening mammography while in 2008-2009 31.2% of the target population had screening mammography within the organized programme. During the same periods 20.2% (2000-2001) and 20.4% (2008-2009) of women had a diagnostic mammography. Thus the total (screening and diagnostic) coverage of mammography increased from 26.6% (2000-2001) to 50.1% (2008-2009). The attendance rate failed to change between 2002 and 2009. Conclusions: In order to decrease the mortality due to breast cancer, the attendance rate of mammography screening programme should be increased. Orv. Hetil., 154(50), 1975-1983.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1975-1983
Number of pages9
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Volume154
Issue number50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Attendance
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast screening
  • Hungary
  • Mammography screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Boncz, I., Döbrossy, L., Péntek, Z., Kovács, A., Budai, A., Imre, L., Vajda, R., & Sebestyén, A. (2013). Attendance of the fourth (2008-2009) screening round of the Hungarian organized, nationwide breast cancer screening program. Orvosi hetilap, 154(50), 1975-1983. https://doi.org/10.1556/OH.2013.29744