Population-Based Mammography Registry
Final rept. 30 Sep 94-30 Sep 98
NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL
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The main objective of this infrastructure project was to expand a population-based mammography registry to include every mammogram performed in practices in a 24 county area of North Carolina, which has a large rural and black rural population. The goal was to link pathology and mammography data to study the patterns or use of mammography, and the patterns of practice of mammography in this distinct geographic region. Having the infrastructure in place would allow research on mammography practice and outcomes, with the ability to study differences between rural and urban, and black and white women. At the end of the first four years, we have recruited a total of 97 mammography facilities, 64 in the 24 counties and 33 in other counties in the state. There are data ready for analysis from 69 facilities, with 279,575 records in the registry for 185,956 women residing in NC. We have lined 857 cancers following within a year of a screening mammography exam, for a cancer incidence in those screened of 5.9 per 1,000. We are currently working on several manuscripts. The Registry has expanded beyond the 24 counties, and continues to grow, remaining representative of the population of women in NC. We have support to pilot a special project for Native American women in NC, and have submitted a grant to DOD for creation of a Native American Registry for the state, building on the pilot project.
- Medicine and Medical Research