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Maryland Finds Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Declined During the Great Recession

American women were less likely to receive a mammogram or Pap smear during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 than they were five years earlier, according to a study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Dr. Christopher King, a lecturer and alumnus from the department of health services administration, and colleagues examined survey data from the Medical Expenditure Panel on breast screening and cervical screening in 2004-2005 and in 2009-2010 and found that the nationwide decline in screening rates was most pronounced among White women. The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.