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Table 5 The relations between socio-demographic variables and BSE practice (n = 718)

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

Selected Variables Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
X2 P
Age (years)     
14–15 50 (21.3) 185 (78.7)   
16–17 129 (30.2) 298 (69.8) 6.137 0.046
18–19 15 (26.8) 41 (73.2)   
School Grade     
Ninth-grade 64 (21.5) 233 (78.5)   
Tenth-grade 78 (31.3) 171 (68.7) 7.749 0.021
Eleventh-grade 52 (30.2) 120 (69.8)   
Perceived income level     
Income less than expenses 41 (22.9) 138 (77.1)   
Income equal to expenses 128 (27.5) 338 (72.5) 3.518 0.172
Income higher than expenses 25 (34.2) 48 (65.8)   
Family history of breast cancer     
Yes 20 (38.5) 32 (61.5) 3.722 0.054
No 174 (26.1) 492 (73.9)   
Information about breast cancer and BSE     
Yes 95 (44.0) 121(56.0) 45.076 0.001
No 99(19.7) 403(80.3)