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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Outcomes among Women Veterans: A mixed-methods study
Principal Investigator:

Jodie Katon

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - January 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $274,476
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Uterine fibroids (UF) are a common and costly gynecologic condition that disproportionately affect Black women with regard to incidence, severity, treatment, and outcomes. UF result in debilitating symptoms including pelvic pressure and pain, problems with reproduction, heavy menstrual bleeding, and severe anemia, and are the leading cause of hysterectomy among women Veterans in VA. Although VA is a model healthcare system regarding health equity in many areas, recent data suggest th...

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