Health Care System FactorsSince January 2016, the USPSTF^1^ has recommended '''biennial screening mammography''' for women aged 50 to 74 years.
Health care system factors that are positively associated with self-report of breast cancer screening according to current guidelines include having a '''usual source of primary care''', having adequate '''health care coverage''', and '''visiting a doctor or obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) in the past 12 months'''. ([https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6093265/ Hall et al., 2018])
Note: [https://www-doh.state.nj.us/doh-shad/query/builder/njbrfs/Mammo/MammoAA11_.html Custom data views] of the estimated prevalence of adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines among New Jersey women by selected '''sociodemographic and other characteristics''' (including '''health care coverage''' and '''usual source of primary care''') can be generated using the New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey interactive query module.
1. United States Preventive Services Task Force. [https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/breast-cancer-screening1 Breast Cancer: Screening] [last reviewed: 1/26/20]
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