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CORREA, Rosangela da Silveira et al. Estimated mammogram coverage in Goiás State, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.9, pp. 1757-1767. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011000900009.

This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate mammogram coverage in the State of Goiás, Brazil, describing the supply, demand, and variations in different age groups, evaluating 98 mammography services as observational units. We estimated the mammogram rates by age group and type of health service, as well as the number of tests required to cover 70% and 100% of the target population. We assessed the association between mammograms, geographical distribution of mammography machines, type of service, and age group. Full coverage estimates, considering 100% of women in the 40-69 and 50-69-year age brackets, were 61% and 66%, of which the Brazilian Unified National Health System provided 13% and 14%, respectively. To achieve 70% coverage, 43,424 additional mammograms would be needed. All the associations showed statistically significant differences (p < 0.001). We conclude that mammogram coverage is unevenly distributed in the State of Goiás and that fewer tests are performed than required.

Keywords : Mamography; Breast Neoplasms; Health Services Coverage.

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