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Table 7 Respondent attitudes toward statements on breast and cervical cancer (N = 409)

From: Women’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) relating to breast and cervical cancers in rural Zimbabwe: a cross sectional study in Mudzi District, Mashonaland East Province

Statement Strongly agree (%) Agree (%) Neither agrees nor disagree (%) Disagree (%) Strongly disagree (%)
Any adult woman including me can develop breast or cervical cancer 23.2 56.1 4.8 1.6 14.3
Cervical cancer is a disease for prostitutes 3.2 17.5 13.4 28.0 37.9
Breast and cervical cancer are diseases for the elderly women 3.2 7.0 8.0 36.9 44.9
I would rather not know if I had breast or cervical cancer 18.5 2.5 1.9 34.1 43.0
Getting breast and cervical cancer is a death sentence. There is not much that can be done when someone has breast or cervical cancer 2.2 10.9 5.4 28.2 53.2
Talking to family/friends about symptoms of breast or cervical cancers is embarrassing 1.9 2.9 1.0 35.0 59.2