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Table 6 Revisited women’s reported barriers to breast health practices in the post-test

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

Reported barriers* Mammogram n (%) BSE n (%) CBE n (%)
Revisited n = 593
I still don’t know how to do BSE 0 2 (0.34) 0
Busy and have other priorities 48 (8.1) 7 (1.2) 165 (28)
I do not feel that I am at risk of breast cancer 44 (7.4) 4 (0.67) 43 (7.3)
Human destiny is in God’s hand 24 (4.0) 5 (0.84) 18 (3.0)
I am afraid that x ray is harmful 12 (2.0) 0 0
I do not get any encouragement from my family 10 (1.7) 0 0
Because of logistical obstacles at the hospital 10 (1.7) 0 0
Busy with other illnesses 7 (1.2) 7 (1.2) 7 (1.2)
My husband did not approve my going for the test 6 (1.0) 0 3 (0.51)
I do not have anyone to accompany me 5 (0.84) 0 5 (0.84)
I am afraid from the result of the test 5 (0.84) 2 (0.34) 9 (1.5)
I do not have enough money for transportation 5 (0.84) 0 0
I think the examination is painful 4 (0.67) 0 1 (0.16)
I am afraid from getting breast cancer 4 (0.67) 0 5 (0.84)
I am not convinced that there is a benefit 3 (0.51) 5 (0.84) 5 (0.84)
I do not want to know even if I have breast cancer 2 (0.34) 2 (0.34) 5 (0.84)
I feel shy and embarrassed 1 (0.16) 3 (0.51) 10 (1.7)
I am afraid this could affect my family 1 (0.16) 0 0
I do not have enough money to pay for the test 1 (0.16) 0 5 (0.84)
I do not have health insurance 0 0 4 (0.67)
The nearby health centre has a male physician 0 0 7 (1.2)
  1. *More than one answer per woman was possible.