Objectives: To understand predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in African Americans, European Americans, and Native Americans as these groups differ in CRC incidence and mortality.
Methods: Participants were surveyed for knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors related to CRC.
Results: Predictive regression modeling found, after adjusting for race, CRC risk, and CRC worry, the odds of screening within guidelines were increased for men, those receiving doctor's recommendation, those with polyp/tumor history, those under 70, those with more knowledge about CRC, and those with fewer barriers to screening. CRC screening rates did not differ by race.
Conclusions: These results reiterate the importance of knowledge, barriers, and physician recommendation for CRC screening in all racial groups.