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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of women diagnosed with BIRADS 3, 4, 5 (mammography, ultrasound) in the GHK in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo (DRC)

From: From the set-up of a screening program of breast cancer patients to the identification of the first BRCA mutation in the DR Congo

Socio-demographic characteristics n = 167 %
Age (years)   
Under 26 2 1.2
26-33 10 6
34-45 43 25.8
>45 112 67
Missing values 0 0
Age at menarche (years)   
11-13 41 24.5
14-15 111 66.5
16-18 15 9
>18 0 0
Missing values 0 0
Education   
Illiterate 0 0
Primary school 28 16.8
Secondary school 100 60
Higher 39 23.2
Missing values 0 0
Marital status   
Single 60 36
Married 75 45
Divorced/separated 3 1.8
Widowed 29 17.2
Missing values 0 0
Occupation of the woman (profession)   
Housewife 87 52
Manual labor 35 21
Medical doctor 2 1.2
Nurse 8 4.8
Student 1 0.6
Other 34 20.4
Missing values 0 0
Number of children   
0 41 24.5
1-3 53 31.8
4-5 42 25.1
>5 31 18.6
Missing values 0 0
Family history of breast cancer   
Yes 9 5.4
No 157 94
I don not know 1 0.6
Missing values 0 0
Personal history of breast disease   
Yes 17 10.2
Ovarian 4 2.4
Uterus 16 9.6
No 130 77.8
Missing values 0 0
Religion   
Christian 162 97
Muslim 0 0
Other/no religion 5 3
Missing values 0 0
Motivation for consulting   
Church 96 57.6
Family members 10 6
Radio 1 0.6
Television 3 1.8
Women organization 37 22
Other 20 12
Missing values 0 0
3 years age standardized relative survival   
Yes 137 82
No (died) 28 16.8
Missing values 2 1.2
  1. n = total number of participants.
  2. % = percentage of participants.