Louise C. Walter, MD; Karla Lindquist, MS; Kenneth E. Covinsky, MD, MPH
*Women with a history of breast cancer and those in whom mammography was most recently performed because of a specific breast problem or as follow-up for a previously identified breast problem or abnormal mammogram were excluded. †Women with a history of cervical cancer and those whose most recent Papanicolaou (Pap) smear was performed for work-up of a specific medical problem or follow-up of a previous medical examination were excluded.
Error bars represent 95% CIs. *Health status quartiles are defined by the Medical Outcomes Study 12-item Short Form Physical Summary Scale (PCS-12). Quartile 1 = PCS-12 score > 51.7; quartile 2 = PCS-12 score ≤ 51.7 but > 43.4; quartile 3 = PCS-12 score ≤ 43.4 but > 31.6; quartile 4 = PCS-12 score ≤ 31.6.
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Walter LC, Lindquist K, Covinsky KE. Relationship between Health Status and Use of Screening Mammography and Papanicolaou Smears among Women Older Than 70 Years of Age. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:681-688. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-9-200405040-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(9):681-688.
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