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Epidemiol Health. 2018;40(1):e2018011. English. Original Article.
Choi B , Um TR , Lee KS .
Department of Public Health and Medical Administration, Dongyang University, Yeongju, Korea.
Department of Health Administration, Yonsei University Graduate School, Wonju, Korea.
Department of Health Administration, Yonsei University College of Health Sciences, Wonju, Korea.


This study aimed to investigate the factors related to cancer screening behaviors (CSB).


The 2014 Korean Community Health Survey used for analysis. The dependent variable was CSB, and the independent variables were demographic, health behavioral, and regional factor. Propensity score matching (PSM) used to control health behavior and regional factors, which were influencing CSB. For statistical analysis, chi-square test and logistic regression analysis used.


Logistic regression analysis after PSM showed that gender, age, marital status, educational level, monthly household income, employment type, alcohol drinking, smoking, body mass index group, chronic disease, and subjective health status influenced the CSB, there were statistical differences.


To improve cancer screening (CS), it is necessary to educate individuals on the need for CS and to carry out a personalized CS program based on an individual's demographic status and health behavior.

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