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Table 6 Why did nurses and teachers start performing BSE?

From: How do nurses and teachers perform breast self-examination: are they reliable sources of information?

Reasons for starting BSE Nurses (n = 85) Teachers (n = 86)
  na % na %
Fear of breast cancer 36 42.3 45 52.3
Media 19 22.3 39 45.3
Doctor's advice 17 20.0 23 26.7
Breast pain 15 17.6 18 20.9
Advice of a health worker 9 10.5 4 4.6
Nipple discharge 5 5.8 9 10.4
The feeling of a mass 5 5.9 10 11.6
Breast cancer in the family 3 3.5 8 9.3
Encouraged by a friend 2 2.3 4 4.6
Others 25 29.4 4 4.6
  1. a More than one choice was indicated for the question.
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