Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of breast cancer screening subjects in the Boston Patient Navigation Research Program by Study Site Group (navigation vs. control sites) across the 2 study periods (baseline vs. intervention; N = 2,275)

Baseline period 2004–2005Intervention period 2007–2008
Navigation sites, N (%)Control sites, N (%)PaNavigation sites, N (%)Control sites, N (%)PaAll sites, N (%)
Breast screening abnormalities3122117729802,275
Age
 18–4029 (9)12 (6)0.29154 (20)88 (9)<0.0001283 (12)
 41–64239 (77)171 (81)540 (70)755 (77)1,705 (75)
 65+44 (14)28 (13)78 (10)137 (14)287 (13)
Insurance
 Uninsured112 (36)87 (41)0.09137 (18)346 (35)<0.0001682 (30)
 Public108 (35)54 (26)375 (48)357 (36)894 (39)
 Private92 (29)70 (33)260 (34)277 (29)699 (31)
Race/ethnicity
 African American74 (24)105 (50)<0.0001124 (16)349 (36)<0.0001652 (29)
 Hispanic66 (21)36 (17)160 (21)327 (33)589 (26)
 White145 (46)58 (27)346 (45)290 (30)839 (37)
 Otherb27 (9)12 (6)142 (18)14 (1)195 (8)
Language
 English205 (67)145 (70)0.05490 (63)545 (56)<0.00011,385 (61)
 Spanish57 (19)24 (12)104 (13)258 (26)443 (20)
 Otherc42 (14)39 (18)178 (23)177 (18)436 (19)
BI-RADS category
 BIRAD 0235 (75)117 (55)<0.0001494 (64)801 (82)<0.00011,647 (72)
 BIRAD 359 (19)71 (34)82 (11)144 (15)356 (16)
 BIRAD 4,518 (6)23 (11)10 (1)15 (1)66 (3)
 Clinical breast exam00186 (24)20 (2)206 (9)
  • aP value for test for χ2 test.

  • bMost common response was Asian (of which 71% were Vietnamese).

  • cMost common other languages included Vietnamese (25%), Albanian (14%), Portuguese, and Portuguese Creole (5%).