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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (n = 718)

From: Awareness of breast cancer risk factors and practice of breast self examination among high school students in Turkey

Characteristics n (%)
Age (Mean ± SD) 16.0 ± 0.9
Age  
14–15 235 (32.7)
16–17 427 (59.4)
18–19 56 (7.9)
School Grade  
Ninth Grade 297 (41.4)
Tenth Grade 249 (34.6)
Eleventh Grade 172 (24.0)
Perceived income level  
Income less than expenses 179 (24.9)
Income equal to expenses 466 (64.9)
Income higher than expenses 73 (10.2)
Personal history of breast cancer  
Yes --
No 718 (100.0)
Family history of breast cancer.  
Yes 52 (7.2)
No 666 (92.8)
Heard about BSE  
Yes 272 (37.9)
No 446 (62.1)
Information about breast cancer and BSE  
Yes 216 (30.1)
No 502 (69.9)
Source of information about breast cancer and BSE*  
Media 105 (48.6)
Health professionals 96 (44.4)
Book or journal 84 (38.9)
Other 50 (23.1)
  1. * More than one choice was indicated for the question