Coverage of cervical cancer screening in 57 countries: low average levels and large inequalities

PLoS Med. 2008 Jun 17;5(6):e132. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050132.


Emmanuela Gakidou and colleagues find that coverage of cervical cancer screening in developing countries is on average 19% compared to 63% in developed countries.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Distribution
  • Female
  • Geography
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data*
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis*