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Table 3 Questions related to risk factors for breast cancer (n = 503)

From: A survey of knowledge and attitudes relating to cervical and breast cancer among women in Ethiopia

Questions to describe knowledge on risk factors for breast cancer Correct responses %
Do you think bigger breasts are a risk factor for breast cancer?a 48.9
Do you think alcohol is a risk factor for breast cancer?b 35.4
Do you think breast feeding makes it less likely of getting breast cancer?b 22.9
Do you think exercise makes it less likely of getting breast cancer?b 21.7
Do you think you are more likely to get breast cancer if someone in your family has it?b 19.9
Do you think the oral contraceptive is a risk factor for breast cancer?b 15.7
Do you think inherited gene defects can cause breast cancer?b 13.7
Do you think a diet with lots of animal meat a risk factor for breast cancer?b 9.2
  1. aThe correct response for this question was “No”; bThe correct response for these questions was “Yes”