Publication Date: November 1st, 2000
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
Topic(s): Cancer, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Rural Statistics and Demographics
Author(s): Casey, M., Thiede Call, K., Klingner, J.
This study used data from the 1997 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the 1999 Area Resource File to describe the utilization of specific preventive health care services by rural women and men, and to assess the impact of rural residence, the availability of health care providers and technology, demographic factors, and health insurance status on the likelihood of obtaining the following preventive health care services: blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, colon cancer screening, Pap smears, mammograms, flu shots, and pneumonia vaccinations.