Racial/Ethnic disparities in mammogram frequency among women with intellectual disability

Evelyn Arana, Amy Carroll-Scott, Philip M. Massey, Nora L. Lee, Ann C. Klassen, Michael Yudell

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Little information exists on the associations between intellectual disability (ID) and race/ethnicity on mammogram frequency. This study collected survey and medical record data to examine this relationship. Results indicated that Hispanic and Black women with ID were more likely than White women with ID to have mammograms every 2 years. Participants who live in a state-funded residence, were aged 50+, and had a mild or moderate level of ID impairment were more likely to undergo mammography compared to participants living with family or alone, were ≤ 50, and had severe ID impairment. Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms explaining disparities in mammograms between these racial/ethnic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Health disparities
  • Intellectual disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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