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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the 264 participants

From: Validation of the Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire among African Australian women

Characteristic N (%)
Age (year) (Mean: 49.5, SD: 10.4, missing: N = 7)   
 >20 1 (0.4)
 20 – 29 10 (3.9)
 30 – 39 32 (12.5)
 40 – 49 77 (30.0)
 50 – 59 92 (35.8)
 60 – 69 45 (17.5)
Country of birth   
 East Africa 17 (6.4)
 West Africa 95 (36.0)
 North Africa 88 (33.3)
 South Africa 64 (24.2)
Language spoken at home   
 African 18 (6.8)
 Dinka 40 (15.2)
 English 197 (74.6)
 Others 9 (3.4)
Length of stay in Australia (year)   
(Mean: 8.7, SD: 4.9, missing: N = 12)   
 0 – 5 70 (27.8)
 6 – 10 111 (44.0)
 11 – 15 52 (20.6)
 16 – 20 12 (4.8)
 21 – 25 6 (2.4)
 26 or above 1 (0.4)
Marital status (missing: N = 1)   
 Single 19 (7.2)
 Married/defacto (living together) 174 (66.2)
 Divorced/separated 60 (22.8)
 Widowed 10 (3.8)
Education level   
 Primary school 20 (7.6)
 Secondary school 47 (17.8)
 TAFE/college 43 (16.3)
 Tertiary or above 154 (58.3)
Current employment status (missing: N = 1)   
 Employed, full time 125 (47.5)
 Employed, part time 94 (35.7)
 Unemployed 38 (14.4)
 Retired 6 (2.3)
Self-rated English level   
 Little 14 (5.3)
 Average 21 (8.0)
 Good 79 (29.9)
 Very good 150 (56.8)