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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N=508)

From: Awareness of the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force recommended changes in mammography screening guidelines, accuracy of awareness, sources of knowledge about recommendations, and attitudes about updated screening guidelines in women ages 40–49 and 50+

Demographic variable Percentage of sample
Age  
40-49 48.7%
50+ 51.3%
Race
White/Caucasian 86.8%
Black/African American 7.7%
Hispanic/Latino 2.4%
Asian 1.2.%
Native American/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Don’t Know/Refused 1.4%
Education Level
Less than High School Graduate 6.0%
High School Graduate 21.2%
Some College 26.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 46.3%
Income Level
<$35,000 16.0%
$35,000 - < $80,000 40.3%
$80,000 - < $120,000 24.0%
> $120,000 19.6%
Census Region
Northeast 25.0%
Midwest 20.6%
South 34.8%
West 19.6%
Insurance Status
Uninsured 4.9%
Insured 95.1%
Have a Health Care Provider
No 27.5%
Yes 72.5%
Had a Mammogram In the Past 2 Years
No 16.9%
Yes 83.1%
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