Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 7th, 1996
A 1993 national survey of 2,010 women found that within the last year 35 percent did not have a Pap smear, 33 percent did not have a clinical breast exam, and 37 percent of those aged 50 and older did not have a mammogram.
"Women's health is being compromised by the lack of current screening for disease," said Dr. E. Richard Brown, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy research in Los Angeles.
The troubling findings, which are detailed in a recently released book, Women's Health: The Commonwealth Fund Survey,...
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