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Table 3 Percentage of survey respondents reporting outcomes pre- and post-campaign in intervention and comparison cities

From: Community-based intervention to promote breast cancer awareness and screening: The Korean experience

Outcomes Intervention Comparison  
  Baseline
(n = 240)
n (%)
Follow-Up
(n = 240)
n (%)
P Baseline
(n = 240)
n (%)
Follow-Up
(n = 240)
n (%)
P OR (CI)*
Myth 1-Most lumps suspicious of breast cancer are painful (No) 164 (68.3) 172 (71.7) 0.486 189 (78.8) 127 (52.9) < 0.001 3.87 (2.21-6.76)
Myth 2-Women whose breast size is bigger are more likely to get breast cancer (No) 108 (45.0) 157 (65.4) < 0.001 154 (64.2) 116 (48.3) 0.001 4.43 (2.63-7.44)
Myth 3-The best time to get a mammogram is when there are breast symptoms (No) 184 (76.7) 194 (80.8) 0.315 212 (88.3) 165 (68.8) < 0.001 4.42 (2.31-8.46)
Myth 4-We do not need to get mammogram when no abnormal signs or symptoms are found in breast self examination (No) 214 (89.2) 192 (80.0) 0.008 192 (80.0) 170 (70.8) 0.026 0.80 (0.41-1.56)
Myth 5-Mammograms are expensive (No) 67
(27.9)
113 (47.1) < 0.001 53
(22.1)
90
(37.5)
< 0.001 1.09 (0.63-1.89)
Myth 6-Women older than 60 do not need a mammogram (No) 194 (80.8) 192 (80.0) 0.908 208 (86.7) 199 (82.9) 0.309 1.27 (0.65-2.49)
Do you intend to get a mammogram within 2 years? 185 (77.1) 219 (91.2) < 0.001 199 (82.9) 216 (90.0) 0.032 1.67 (0.78-3.59)
  1. *City-by-time interaction effects; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval