Obesity and prostate cancer screening in the USA

K. R. Fontaine, Moonseong Heo, D. B. Allison

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Abstract

Objective. To estimate the association between body mass index (BMI: kg/m2) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) cancer screening in a nationally representative sample of US men aged 50 years and older using data from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. Respondents. Men aged 50 years or older classified by BMI as healthy weight range (18.5-24.9), overweight (25-29.9), obese class I (30-34.9), obese class II (35-39.9), and obese class III (≥40). Outcome measures. Interval since most recent screening for PSA. Results. Adjusting for age, race, smoking, education, employment, income and health insurance status, we found that, compared with men in the healthy weight range, men in the overweight [odds ratio (OR)=1.13; 95% confidence interval (95% CI)=1.04-1.35], obese class I (OR=1.26; 95% CI=1.06-1.36) and obese class II (OR=1.14, 95% CI=1.02-1.26) categories were significantly more likely to have obtained a PSA test within the previous year. A similar pattern was observed when we examined other screening intervals (e.g. within past 2 years, within past 3 years, etc.). Conclusions. Among men aged 50 years and older, overweight and obesity is associated wit obtaining a PSA test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)694-698
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Health
Volume119
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Early Detection of Cancer
Prostatic Neoplasms
Prostate-Specific Antigen
cancer
Obesity
confidence
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Weights and Measures
Wit and Humor
Insurance Coverage
Health Insurance
health insurance
Health Status
surveillance
smoking
Body Mass Index
Smoking
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Education

Keywords

  • Obesity
  • Prostate cancer
  • Screening behaviour

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  • Health(social science)

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Obesity and prostate cancer screening in the USA. / Fontaine, K. R.; Heo, Moonseong; Allison, D. B.

In: Public Health, Vol. 119, No. 8, 08.2005, p. 694-698.

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Fontaine, K. R. ; Heo, Moonseong ; Allison, D. B. / Obesity and prostate cancer screening in the USA. In: Public Health. 2005 ; Vol. 119, No. 8. pp. 694-698.
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