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Table 3 Students' BSE performance

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

BSE performance and reasons for not performing BSE n (%)
BSE performance  
No 524 (73.0)
Irregular 181 (20.3)
Regular 13 (6.7)
Reasons for not doing BSE (524)*  
Not knowing the frequency of BSE 181 (35.0)
Not knowing how to perform BSE 516 (98.5)
Not having time 52 (10.1)
Not expecting to get breast cancer 239 (45.6)
Not giving importance to health 35 (6.8)
Having more important problems 12 (2.3)
Fear of finding a breast lump 44 (8.5)
Not having a close relative with breast cancer 222 (42.9)
  1. *More than one choice was indicated for the question