PSA Screening More Likely Among Blacks

The odds of PSA screening were higher among blacks than non-Hispanic whites.
The odds of PSA screening were higher among blacks than non-Hispanic whites.

Black males aged 45–60 years are more likely to undergo PSA screening than non-Hispanic white men, researchers reported in The Journal of Urology (2016;195:913-918).

Jesse D. Sammon, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues studied 122,309 asymptomatic men aged 40–99 years who responded to a 2012 survey that asked about PSA screening. Of these, 29% of black and 32% of non-Hispanic whites reported undergoing PSA screening. The odds of PSA screening among men aged 45–49, 50–54, and 55–59 years were 66%, 58%, and 36% higher among blacks, respectively, than non-Hispanic whites.

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