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Table 4 Odds ratios and 95% Confidence intervals for regression of mammography awareness on selected variables

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

Variable Odds ratio 95% CI OR P value
Age(years)
Less than 40 3.01 0.24 – 38.34 0.396
40-59 1.78 0.14 – 22.07 0.653
60+ (ref)* 1   
Education
None 0.55 0.09 – 3.32 0.518
Primary or Secondary 0.30 0.12 – 0.73 0.008*
Tertiary(ref) 1   
Parity
None 3.97 0.42 – 37.44 0.228
1-4 8.77 1.04 – 73.65 0.046*
5 + (ref) 1   
Had discussions about breast cancer with other women
Yes 1.32 0.61 – 2.85 0.480
No(ref) 1   
Heard or seen anything about breast cancer prevention in community
Yes 3.41 1.39 – 8.36 0.007*
No(ref) 1   
Self perceived Chances of having breast cancer
Likely 8.34 0.76 – 91.69 0.083
Unlikely/God Forbid 0.89 0.10 – 8.05 0.914
Don’t know(ref) 1   
Know one or more symptoms of breast cancer
Yes 1.27 0.56 -2.86 0.566
No(ref) 1   
Know one or more risk factors for breast cancer
Yes 14.93 1.90 -111.11 0.010*
No(ref) 1   
Had Clinical breast exam
Yes 2.34 1.10 – 4.96 0.027*
No(ref) 1   
Practiced self breast examination
Yes 0.98 0.43 -2.22 0.953
No(ref) 1   
Source of information about breast cancer
Newspaper/magazine 0.81 0.16 – 4.11 0.802
Radio/television 0.31 0.06 – 1.55 0.151
Friends/Colleagues 1.28 0.28 – 5.78 0.747
Hospital 0.44 0.08 – 2.46 0.351
Others 2.03 0.48 – 8.62 0.338
Never heard about cancer recently(ref) 1   
  1. *ref indicates reference category.