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Florida Populations Most at Risk of Not Being Up to Date With Colorectal Cancer Screening
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    The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of populations at risk of not being up to date on colorectal cancer screening in Florida.


    We used Exhaustive Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection, a classification tree analysis, to identify subgroups not up to date with colorectal cancer screening using the 2013 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The data set was restricted to adults aged 50 to 75 years (n = 14,756).


    Only 65.5% of the sample was up to date on colorectal cancer screening. Having no insurance and having a primary care provider were the most significant predictors of not being up to date on screening. The highest risk subgroups were 1) respondents with no insurance and no primary care provider, regardless of their employment status (screening rate, 12.1%–23.7%); 2) respondents with no insurance but had a primary care provider and were employed (screening rate, 32.3%); and 3) respondents with insurance, who were younger than 55 years, and who were current smokers (screening rate, 42.0%).


    Some populations in Florida are at high risk for not being up to date on colorectal cancer screening. To achieve Healthy People 2020 goals, interventions may need to be further tailored to target these subgroups.

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