For breast cancer screening, an older age has com-monly been associated with lower attendance, for example, in the USA, Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Iran, and in France. Two generations are and were concerned by breast cancer screening: the so-called "Silent generation" (birth years 1925-1942) and the so-called "Baby boomers generation" (birth years 1943-1960) (1). In the 1990s, the silent generation represented 100% of the targeted population, but by 2007, this proportion had decreased to 35.2%. Karl Mannheim pointed out that generation refers to individuals exposed to a common range of historical events and socio-cultural factors, which lead to common values and world view ("Weltanschauung"). The aim of this publication was to investigate the increasing coverage rates in older women observed in France, and to test the extent to which lower attendance for breast cancer screening by mammography is age- or generation-related.[résumé auteur]
Auteur : Eisinger F., Beck F., Viguier J., Blay J.Y., Coscoscas Y., Roussel C., Morere J.F., Pivot X.
Breast Journal, 2011, vol. 17, n°. 6, p. 686-688