Spatial Analysis of County Factors of Cervical Cancer in Texas
Track: Public Health
Authors: Yvonne Okonkwo
Texas is ranked the 8th highest state with women battling cervical cancer in the United States. Cervical cancer is detected solely through a pap-smear. One potential factor may be the family planning services to Texas’ indigent population. This paper explores the distribution of cervical cancer in Texas and investigates the potential role of county-level factors that may contribute to cervical cancer rate such as, geographic location of cancer treatment centers, and socio-demographic factors.