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Table 3 Knowledge on risk factors for breast cancer

From: Awareness of breast cancer among adolescent girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a school based study

Risk factor Correct answer (Percentage) Wrong answer (Percentage) Don’t know (Percentage)
Older age (>45 years) is a risk factors for breast cancer 27.5 46.3 26.2
Early menarche (<12 years) 5.7 63.8 30.5
Late menopause (>55 years) 12.2 38.9 48.9
Having no children 18.9 45.5 35.6
Having more than 5 children 50.6 7.5 41.9
Late age at first child birth 16.8 35.5 47.7
Oral contraceptive use 34.8 15.1 50.1
Breast feeding 68.8 9.0 22.2
Smoking 46.9 22.4 30.7
Alcohol 40.4 25.0 34.6
Diabetes 16.4 36.8 46.8
Past history of breast lumps 67.9 5.9 26.2
Family history of breast cancer 67.5 14.8 17.7
Irradiation 74.7 5.0 20.3