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Table 2 Background characteristics of study participants

From: Distribution and predictors associated with the use of breast cancer screening services among women in 14 low-resource countries

Participants characteristics

International geographical regions

Full sample,

n (%)

Americas,

n (%)

Asian,

n (%)

African,

n (%)

European,

n (%)

Age in years

 40–44 years

11,401 (50.24)

31,468 (43.1)

23,344 (52.19)

395 (73.25)

66,608 (47.25)

 ≥ 45 years

11,293 (49.76)

41,539 (56.9)

21,388 (47.81)

144 (26.75)

74,365 (52.75)

Educational level

No education

1519 (6.70)

26,552 (36.37)

12,916 (28.87)

3 (0.57)

40,990 (29.08)

Primary

13,289 (58.56)

12,983 (17.78)

15,739 (35.19)

279 (51.79)

42,290 (30.00)

Secondary

5348 (23.56)

24,838 (34.02)

13,299 (29.73)

215 (39.92)

43,699 (31.00)

Higher

2538 (11.18)

8629 (11.82)

2779 (6.21)

42 (7.73)

13,988 (9.92)

Head of the household

Male

14,876 (65.55)

62,716 (85.9)

32,195 (71.97)

527 (97.63)

11,0314 (78.25)

Female

7817 (34.45)

10,292 (14.1)

12,538 (28.03)

13 (2.37)

30,660 (21.75)

Respondent’s age at 1st birth

< 18 years

6389 (28.28)

16,940 (26.65)

11,047 (24.7)

3 (0.56)

34,379 (26.16)

18–20 years

7776 (34.42)

21,212 (33.37)

15,178 (33.93)

75 (14.01)

44,241 (33.66)

21–25 years

5908 (26.15)

19,990 (31.44)

13,845 (30.95)

320 (60.00)

40,064 (30.48)

> 25 years

2520 (11.15)

5430 (8.54)

4660 (10.42)

136 (25.42)

12,747 (9.7)

Number of childbirths

< 4

8739 (38.51)

23,718 (37.28)

9943 (22.23)

428 (79.32)

42,828 (32.55)

4–5

7082 (31.21)

21,125 (33.2)

15,056 (33.66)

98 (18.24)

43,362 (32.95)

> 5

6873 (30.28)

18,780 (29.52)

19,734 (44.11)

13 (2.44)

45,400 (34.50)

Mass media exposure

No

1376 (6.06)

13,856 (18.98)

8654 (19.35)

9 (1.61)

23,895 (16.95)

Yes

21,318 (93.94)

59,151 (81.02)

36,079 (80.65)

531 (98.39)

11,7079 (83.05)

Health insurance coverage

No

13,704 (69.88)

30,809 (70.82)

38,953 (87.09)

409 (75.78)

83,874 (77.39)

Yes

5906 (30.12)

12,694 (29.18)

5773 (12.91)

131 (24.22)

24,504 (22.61)

Body mass index

Under weight

230 (1.18)

4980 (8.92)

1401 (3.88)

4 (0.73)

6615 (5.91)

Normal weight

4646 (23.82)

22,948 (41.12)

10,075 (27.93)

208 (38.56)

37,877 (33.84)

Overweight

6898 (35.37)

15,801 (28.31)

9890 (27.42)

225 (41.71)

32,814 (29.32)

Obese

7728 (39.62)

12,082 (21.65)

14,709 (40.77)

103 (19.01)

34,621 (30.93)

Community

Urban

14,376 (63.35)

33,073 (45.3)

15,612 (34.90)

222 (41.19)

63,283 (44.89)

Rural

8318 (36.65)

39,934 (54.7)

29,121 (65.10)

317 (58.81)

77,690 (55.11)

Wealth quintile

Q1 (Poorest 20%)

3552 (15.65)

11,835 (16.21)

9690 (21.66)

98 (18.14)

25,175 (17.86)

Q2

4135 (18.22)

14,552 (19.93)

9253 (20.69)

108 (20.10)

28,048 (19.90)

Q3

5265 (23.2)

15,321 (20.99)

8821 (19.72)

131 (24.22)

29,538 (20.95)

Q4

4877 (21.49)

15,884 (21.76)

8388 (18.75)

104 (19.24)

29,253 (20.75)

Q5 (Richest 20%)

4866 (21.44)

15,415 (21.11)

8580 (19.18)

99 (18.30)

28,960 (20.54)

Total observations

22,694 (16.10)

73,007 (51.79)

44,733 (31.73)

539 (0.38)

140,974 (100)

  1. All estimates were sampling weight adjusted