Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 616-619.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2009.05.023

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Feasibility of Packaging Screening for Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Reproductive Tract Infection in A Rural Area in China

XIANG Wang1;ZHAO Fang-hui2;SHI Jü-fang2; LI Zhi-xia3;MA Jun-fei3;QIAO You-lin2; WANG Yan1   

  1. 1Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing 100191, China

    2Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Hospital and Institute, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100021, China

    3Xiangyuan Maternal and Child Hospital, Xiangyuan, Shanxi 046200, China

  • Received:2009-03-20 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-10-30 Published:2009-10-30
  • Contact: WANG Yan;QIAO You-lin

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To investigate the prevalence of cervical cancer, breast cancer, and reproductive tract infection (RTI) among women living in a county of China, identify these women’s recognition about these three diseases and their attitude toward the screening, and evaluate the feasibility of the packaging screening program in rural areas in China. Methods In this cross-sectional study, women aged 30-59 living in Xiang- yuan County, Shanxi Province, were surveyed by questionnaires and screened with visual inspection of cervix, breast clinic examination, and combined clinical examination and laboratory tests for RTI. Results Totally 630 women underwent interviews and packaging screening. The prevalences of cervical precancerous lesion, breast benign disease, and RTI were 0.2%, 14.0%, and 53.2%, respectively. No cancer case was found. The percentages of women knowing cervical cancer, breast cancer, and RTI as common diseases in women were 70.5%, 63.5%, and 52.9% after health education. Up to 92.5% of women preferred packaging screening to screening for single disease; however, they were not willing to pay the screening at current high cost. Conclusion sThe prevalences of breast benign disease and RTI are relatively high among women in rual areas in China. The women’s recognition about these three diseases is moderately good. The packaging screening program is well accepted and feasible in rural areas.

Key words: cervical cancer, breast cancer, reproductive tract infection, packacinc screeninc, cocnition