Decrease in Prostate Cancer Testing Following the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations.

To assess changes of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing following recent US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) prostate cancer screening recommendations using 2005 to 2013 National Health Interview Survey data.

We calculated the percentage of PSA testing among men ≥40 years by age group and age-adjusted race for each survey year Differences between years were assessed with linear contrasts after combining all years' data

The overall percentage of PSA testing was highest in 2008 and decreased significantly in 2013 Compared with 2008, each age group had significantly lower screening percentages in 2013, especially men ≥75 years old (-14 0% points; P < 001) Both men aged 50 to 74 and men aged ≥75 had significantly lower percentages in 2013 than in 2010 For white and black men, the PSA testing percentages were highest in 2008 and decreased significantly in 2013 Only white men had a significantly lower percentage in 2013 than in 2010

Significant declines in PSA testing from 2008 to 2013 in men ≥75 years old may reflect the impact of the 2008 USPSTF recommendations While the cause of the decreases in PSA testing between 2010 and 2013 among men aged 50 to 74 years old and white men is unknown, the decreases may suggest the early effects of the 2012 recommendations

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM 0000 [Epub]

Jun Li, Zahava Berkowitz, Ingrid J Hall

From the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA ffa2@cdc gov , From the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA , From the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

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