GIS and Cervical Cancer Screening:The Contribution of Spatial Analysis
Track: Public Health
Authors: Denis Leroux, Lyne Cloutier
Reduction of cervical cancer incidence can benefit from a better understanding of the geographical distribution of participation rate to PAP test. Such information was unavailable in Quebec and this project has been put forward to asses cancer screening. Data on participation to PAP test were extracted from databases, geocoded and linked to dissemination areas. Maps of participation rates were produced and geostatistics were used to identify hot spots/cold spots and model spatial patterns.