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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