Date of Conferral
Doctor of Healthcare Administration (D.H.A.)
Albert A. Gale
In the United States, breast cancer screening has one of the highest morbidities and mortality among minority women with cancer. The purpose of the study was to examine the statistical relationship between income, education level, age, and mammography screening among African American and Hispanic women between 2019 and 2021. The literature review suggested that there was a gap in research for contributing factors with mammography screening among African American and Hispanic women. Secondary data sets from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System between 2019 and 2021 were used to conduct a correlational design and a theoretical framework TCSB constructs. Criteria consisted of Hispanic and African American women ages 40 -74 with a total sample size of 320. The results showed the relationship between income, education level, and mammography screening between 2019 and 2021; it was statistically significant at p < .05. The study results portrayed a nonsignificant relationship between age and mammography screening. The findings confirmed that education level and income among mammography screening affects breast cancer detection in African American and Hispanic women. The positive social change implication was to increase mammography screening among African American and Hispanic women by reducing incidence rates and cost of care while improving the quality of care. The results of the study could be implemented for improvements for breast cancer screening for African Americans, and Hispanics communities.
Russell, Candace, "Contributing Factors to Mammography Screening Among African American and Hispanic Women: Quantitative Correlation Study" (2022). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 13735.