How do men and women think about healthcare screening? Very differently, according to our latest Truven Health Analytics/NPR Health Poll.
As you can see in NPR’s report on the findings here, more than three-quarters of women 40 and older said they knew about guidelines for mammograms. In that group, a little more than half said the guidelines had an influence on their decision to get tested.
For men, about two-thirds of those 50 and older said they knew about guidelines for PSA testing. But less than half of them said the guidelines had affected their decision about getting tested.
When the data was broken down among different demographics, it found the more education people have and the more money they make, the more likely they are to get screened, the survey showed.
But there's another important factor. "If you don't have a relationship with a personal doctor, you're less likely to have appropriate screenings," our chief medical officer Dr. Ray Fabius said.
To learn more about the Truven Health Analytics/NPR Health Poll, click here.