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Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Use of Colonoscopy in an Insured Population – A Retrospective Cohort Study

  • Chyke A. Doubeni mail,

    chyke.doubeni@umassmed.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America, Meyers Primary Care Institute/Reliant Medical Group/Fallon Community Health Plan, Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Guruprasad D. Jambaulikar,

    Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hassan Fouayzi,

    Affiliation: Meyers Primary Care Institute/Reliant Medical Group/Fallon Community Health Plan, Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Scott B. Robinson,

    Affiliation: Premier Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Margaret J. Gunter,

    Affiliation: LCF Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Terry S. Field,

    Affiliation: Meyers Primary Care Institute/Reliant Medical Group/Fallon Community Health Plan, Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Douglas W. Roblin,

    Affiliation: The Center for Health Research-Southeast, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert H. Fletcher

    Affiliation: Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: May 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036392

About the Authors

Chyke A. Doubeni, Guruprasad D. Jambaulikar
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
Chyke A. Doubeni, Hassan Fouayzi, Terry S. Field
Meyers Primary Care Institute/Reliant Medical Group/Fallon Community Health Plan, Department of Medicine, Medical School, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
Scott B. Robinson
Premier Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Margaret J. Gunter
LCF Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Douglas W. Roblin
The Center for Health Research-Southeast, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Robert H. Fletcher
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: chyke.doubeni@umassmed.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and would like to make the following declaration related to employment: Dr. Robinson is currently employed at Premier, Inc. However, he was employed at LCF Research, Lovelace Health System, Albuquerque, New Mexico at the time the study was conducted. His affiliation with Premier, Inc. had no impact on the interpretation of the findings of the authors' study. Hence, this affiliation does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAD SBR MJG TSF DR RHF. Performed the experiments: CAD. Analyzed the data: CAD HF GDJ. Wrote the paper: CAD GDJ HF. Critical review of the manuscript: CAD SBR MJG TSF DR RHF Project director: CAD.