Characteristics of men reporting for prostate cancer screening

Urology. 1993 Sep;42(3):269-74; discussion 274-5. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(93)90615-h.


A survey to determine demographics, prostate cancer screening practices, and prostate cancer-related knowledge and beliefs was administered to over 1,700 participants at five sites during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (1991) screening events. Findings are presented by site since significant differences in demographics existed. Results suggest that screenings conducted at the major medical centers attract primarily white males, a number of whom already practice adequate secondary prevention. Thus, if optimal benefit is sought through mass prostate cancer screening, innovative strategies to reach populations that are currently underserved and at risk are necessary.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Demography
  • Florida
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening* / statistics & numerical data
  • Middle Aged
  • North Carolina
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / psychology