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Table 1 Basic characteristics of 2363 participating women and difference between revisited and not revisited women

From: Home visits to improve breast health knowledge and screening practices in a less privileged area in Jordan

   All women Not revisited Revisited P-value*
Characteristic Category n=2363 % n=1770 % n=593 %  
Age group 20-29 474 20 365 21 109 18 0.033
  30-39 598 25 468 27 130 22  
  40-49 686 29 491 28 195 33  
  50-59 377 16 272 15 105 18  
  60-79 227 9.6 173 9.8 54 9.1  
Marital status Single 127 5.4 98 5.5 29 4.9 0.32
  Married 1903 80 1435 81 468 79  
  Divorced 79 3.3 54 3.1 25 4.2  
  Widow 254 11 183 10 71 12  
Family income (JNAAFPL)** < JNAAFPL 1913 81 1437 81 476 80 0.66
  ≥ JNAAFPL 448 19 332 19 116 20  
Health insurance No 1753 74 1324 75 429 72 0.24
  Yes 610 26 446 25 164 28  
Women Education Illiterate 206 8.7 161 9.1 45 7.6 0.51
  Elementary 369 16 276 16 93 16  
  Secondary 665 28 488 28 177 30  
  High school 823 35 612 35 211 36  
  College and higher 300 13 233 13 67 11  
Husband’s education illiterate 81 3.4 60 3.4 21 3.5  
  Elementary 363 15 267 15 96 16 0.57
  Secondary 628 27 486 27 142 24  
  High school 497 21 366 21 131 22  
  College and higher 794 34 591 33 203 34  
Women occupation Housewife 2271 96 1709 97 562 95 0.040
  Other 87 3.7 57 3.2 30 5.1  
Husband’s occupation Retired 113 5.9 87 6.1 26 5.5 0.35
  Unemployed 185 9.7 150 10.5 35 7.4  
  Handyman, driver 1024 54 758 53 266 56  
  Employee 382 20 286 20 96 20  
  Business owner 200 10 150 10 50 11  
Previous lecture Yes 560 24 398 22 162 27 0.011
  No 1801 76 1370 77 431 73  
Pre-test knowledge Scored 0-11 930 39 663 37 267 45 0.001
  Scored 12-16 1433 61 1107 63 326 55  
  1. *Difference between women revisited and not revisited.
  2. **JNAAFPL = Jordan National Average Absolute Family Poverty Line (food and non-food poverty) in 2008 amounted to 5475 USD annually for the average family size of 5.7 members. [http://www.dos.gov.jo/dos_home_a/main/Analasis_Reports/poverty_rep/poverty_rep_2008.pdf].