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Cancer screening

New analysis on cancer screening inequality (January 2022) 

The Camden and Islington Public Health Intelligence team has carried out an equity analysis to explore existing disparities in cancer screenings looking at the North Central London population groups before the COVID-19 pandemic.

This analysis highlights the differences in both bowel screening coverage and cervical screening coverage between certain groups (such as gender, age, race/ethnicity and disability status) and GP practice level. There is also an association with deprivation, and lower bower screening coverage is seen in those who smoke, those who are obese, and those with a mental health condition (both depression or severe mental health). 

This analysis will help identify opportunities for local strategies and prevention to help improve overall cancer screening, and reduce inequity gaps. Read the analysis by downloading from the 'useful documents' section at the bottom of the page.

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