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Table 4 Reasons for not performing BSE

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

  Frequency Percent Valid percent
Valid Never felt necessary 421 49.0 56.4
Don’t know how to do 317 36.9 42.4
I feel shy to do it 3 .3 .4
Unaware of proper/complete technique 3 .3 .4
Cancer risk is high only after 45 years 1 .1 .1
I did not think young people can get cancer 1 .1 .1
Haven't heard of it before 1 .1 .1
Total 747 87.0 100.0
Missing (not answered) 112 13.0  
Total 859 100.0