Utilization of access to colorectal cancer screening modalities in low-income populations after medicaid expansion
Gerald Fletcher, Joan Culpepper-Morgan, Alvaro Genao, Eric Alatevi, Department of Gastroenterology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, New York, NY 10037, United States
Gerald Fletcher, College of Public Health/Health Policy and Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85006, United States
Author contributions: Fletcher G designed the study and performed the analysis; Fletcher G, Culpepper-Morgan J, Genao A, and Alatevi E were involved in the initial draft and final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was deemed by our institution’s IRB as exempt. The data used is from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) which is a de-identified and a publicly available dataset.
Informed consent statement: Not applicable given that data is de-identified and publically available. Study is deemed IRB exempt.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Disclosures of financial arrangements by authors: No conflicts of interest exist. Funding sources, funding sources or institutional or corporate affiliations by authors: None; Grant support: None Writing Assistance: None.
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STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Gerald Fletcher, MD, Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, 506 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037, United States. email@example.com
Received: May 29, 2023
Peer-review started: May 29, 2023
First decision: July 23, 2023
Revised: July 31, 2023
Accepted: August 15, 2023
Article in press: August 15, 2023
Published online: September 15, 2023