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Table 3 Relationship between awareness of mammography and variables related to attitudes towards mammography and health service utilization

From: Level of awareness of mammography among women attending outpatient clinics in a teaching hospital in Ibadan, South-West Nigeria

Variable Aware of mammography n (%) Total P value
Ever worry about breast cancer
Yes 8(6.1) 131 0.582
No 34(4.9) 687
Chances of having breast cancer?    <0.001
Likely 8(25.0) 32
Unlikely/God Forbid 33(4.4) 753
Don’t know 1(3.0) 33
Heard or seen anything about breast cancer prevention in the community?
Yes 12(17.9) 67 <0.001
No 30(4.0) 751  
Aware of breast ultrasonography?
Yes 14(63.6) 22 <0.001*
No 28(3.5) 796
Had physical examination last 12 months
Had examination connected to a health problem 22(5.1) 429 0.979
Had examination but not connected to a health problem 2(5.9) 34
Had no examination 18(5.1) 355
Difficulty getting a physical examination?
Yes 12(4.0) 302 0.138
No 29(6.5) 447  
Ever had breast examined by a doctor or nurse for lump?
Yes 20(11.4) 176 <0.001
No 22(3.4) 642  
Know that frequent breast examination can detect breast cancer early?
Yes 38(5.9) 641 0.111
No 0(0.0) 41  
Don’t know 4(2.9) 136  
Practice BSE?
Yes 29(6.9) 421 0.019
No 13(3.3) 397  
  1. BSE- Breast self -examination.