ARTICLESBreast Cancer Knowledge Assessment in Female Chinese Immigrants in New YorkChen, Wei-Ti DNSc, RN, CNM; Bakken, Suzanne DNSc, RN, FAANAuthor Information Department of Community Health Systems, University of California San Francisco–School of Nursing, San Francisco, Calif (Dr Chen); and the Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY (Dr Bakken). Corresponding author: Wei-Ti Chen, DNSc, RN, CNM, Department of Community Health Systems, University of California San Francisco-School of Nursing, 2 Koret Way, N531, Box 0608, San Francisco, CA 94143 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.). The study was supported by Foundation of The New York State Nurse Association, Center for Nursing Research, and 2001 Rita C. Kopf Memorial Research Grant. The preparation of the manuscript was partially supported by NIH-NINR T32-NR0708 (Holzemer, Project Director) and Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved (NIH-NINR P20NR07799, S. Bakken, Principal Investigator). Accepted for publication March 24, 2004. Cancer Nursing: September-October 2004 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 407-412 Buy Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between acculturation level and perceptions of health access, Chinese health beliefs, Chinese health practices, and knowledge of breast cancer risk. This descriptive, correlational cross-sectional study used a survey approach. The sample included 135 Chinese women from the New York City metropolitan area. Data were analyzed using correlational techniques and polytomous regression. There were no significant relationships between acculturation and health access, Chinese health beliefs, Chinese health practices, and breast cancer risk knowledge. Only “years of education,” “marital status,” and “household income” significantly predicted breast cancer risk knowledge level. The data indicate that women with a better knowledge of breast cancer risk are twice as likely to have higher income and have more education. The most knowledgeable women are less likely to be married and less likely to have partners compared to least knowledgeable group. Providers need to promote health knowledge and provide information about as well as access to preventive health practices to the immigrant population, given that acculturation to the new dominant society is inevitable. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.