Health Care System FactorsSince August 2018, the [https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/cervical-cancer-screening2 United States Preventive Services Task Force] has recommended screening women aged 22 to 29 years every 3 years with '''cervical cytology alone''' and screening women aged 20 to 65 years every 3 years with '''cervical cytology alone''', every 5 years with '''high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing alone''', or every 5 years with '''hrHPV testing in combination with cytology''' (cotesting). [Last reviewed: 1/26/20]
Health care system factors that are positively associated with self-report of cervical cancer screening according to current guidelines include 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/PapTest/PapTestAA11_.html Custom data views] of the estimated prevalence of adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines among New Jersey women by selected '''sociodemographic and other characteristics''' (including '''health care coverage''' and '''visiting a doctor in the past 12 months''') can be generated using the New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey interactive query module.
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