The socioeconomic correlates of hysterectomies in the United States

K. Kjerulff, P. Langenberg, G. Guzinski

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between incidence of prior hysterectomy and education, income, and race. Data concerning previous hysterectomy and socioeconomic information were collected from 12 465 women 18 years or older as part of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System conducted in 16 states in 1988. The results indicate that women with less education and lower incomes were more likely to have had a hysterectomy. Race was not related to hysterectomy rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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