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Table 4 Breast cancer practices and care seeking behavior of KAP participants

From: Understanding women’s perspectives on breast cancer is essential for cancer control: knowledge, risk awareness, and care-seeking in Mwanza, Tanzania

Response N (%)
Have you ever been checked for cancer?
 Yes 245 (21.7%)
 No 884 (78.3%)
Have you ever had a clinical breast exam?
 Yes 144 (12.8%)
 No 985 (87.2%)
Have you ever had any other type of breast exam (mammogram or ultrasound?)
 Yes 59 (5.2%)
 No 1070 (94.8%)
Have you ever examined your breasts yourself to feel for any lumps or cancer?
 Yes 266 (23.6%)
 No 863 (76.4%)
If yes, how often do you check your breasts?
 At least once a week 76 (28.6%)
 At least once a month 23 (8.6%)
 At least once every 6 months 13 (4.9%)
 Rarely or Never 154 (57.9%)
Are you confident you would notice a change in your breasts?
 Very Confident 184 (16.3%)
 Fairly Confident 445 (39.4%)
 Slightly Confident 154 (13.7%)
 Not at all Confident 296 (26.2%)
 Don’t know 50 (4.4%)
If you noticed changes in your breasts how likely are you to seek care?
 Very likely 286 (25.3%)
 Somewhat likely 533 (47.2%)
 Not Sure 101 (9.0%)
 Somewhat unlikely 79 (7.0%)
 Very unlikely 130 (11.5%)
If you had a question about your breast or noticed a lump or a change in your breasts, where is the first place you would go to get care?
 Tradional healer 25 (2.2%)
 Community health clinic 358 (31.7%)
 District Hospital 746 (66.1%)