Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates remain low in Latino communities. We sought to determine the screening awareness and attitudes in Omaha, Nebraska. Methods: We interviewed 150 Latinos at an urban Federally Qualified Health Center, June-October 2017. Chi-square or Fisher-exact tests and multiple logistic regression models were used for data analysis. Results: Participants reported low educational attainment, low income, and limited access to insurance or a primary provider. Less than one-third of participants aged 50 + had ever heard of FOBT (32.6%) or colonoscopy (30.4%). For individuals 50+, access to a primary care provider (p =.03) and knowing the screening initiation age (p =.03) were associated with ever having a colonoscopy. Higher knowledge score was a strong predictor of any CRC screening. Discussion: Knowledge predicted screening, suggesting interventions should aim to educate this population regarding CRC screening guidelines and options and work with stakeholders to make CRC screening more accessible.
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Health disparity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health