APH 2001, 59, 181-192:
Dépistage du cancer du col de l'utérus à Frameries, Belgique - étude descriptive.
I. Goddin and C. Massot
Keywords: Cervix neoplasms, health survey, mass screening, Belgium, socio-economic factors, delivery of health care
|In some countries, centrally organised screening
programmes have been established, while in others, including Belgium,
opportunistic screening prevails. Efficient use of health
resources remains an important issue. Descriptive information on
target populations is needed before implementing an organised screening
programme. This study took place at Frameries, a sub-urban area
near Mons (Hainaut province, Belgium). As the municipality wanted
to start a health promotion and education programme, local data were
necessary to prepare an intervention. The survey was made by a
cross-sectional telephone interview of 314 randomly selected women 25 to
64 years old.
The results indicate that underscreened women were more likely to be of lower educational level, to have never received any information about screening and to belong to older age groups. Other determinant factors were being single and unemployed.