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Table 3 Distribution of the utilisation of BCS services across geographical regions

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

Participants characteristics The utilisation of BCS services, (%) Overall
Americas Asian African European
40–44 years ≥ 45 years 40–44 years ≥ 45 years 40–44 years ≥ 45 years 40–44 years ≥ 45 years 40–44 years ≥ 45 years
Educational level
No education 5.66 11.58 7.83 6.55 4.89 3.12 0.00 100 6.73 5.78
Primary 13.21 17.28 7.35 8.86 16.14 16.29 71.73 76.28 13.63 14.05
Secondary 17.81 30.12 23.85 18.71 17.89 18.57 88.30 88.73 21.53 20.22
Higher 19.38 34.92 39.73 26.01 26.30 24.69 98.00 100 32.97 27.27
Head of the household
Male 14.42 22.78 17.76 13.50 12.21 10.10 79.48 84.08 15.92 13.95
Female 15.48 18.99 18.06 10.23 20.20 20.92 100.00 33.25 18.38 16.36
Respondent’s age at 1st birth
< 18 years 12.10 15.74 9.23 8.08 12.17 12.20 40.96 100 10.74 10.79
18–20 years 13.65 20.39 18.48 12.95 15.17 13.11 78.71 78.02 16.57 14.30
21–25 years 17.07 24.46 23.54 18.44 13.90 14.10 79.61 82.94 19.71 18.15
> 25 years 19.79 29.57 30.12 21.83 17.78 14.19 82.52 83.07 23.78 21.26
Number of childbirths
< 4 18.87 29.09 9.93 7.45 18.39 18.84 81.40 87.02 15.21 14.10
4–5 14.67 19.61 21.41 13.70 13.91 12.66 77.72 64.59 17.71 14.35
> 5 7.93 15.50 25.51 23.86 12.26 11.47 57.25 100 17.23 17.24
Mass media exposure
No 11.21 12.08 8.77 6.73 12.34 11.08 28.67 100 10.41 8.40
Yes 14.99 22.03 19.92 14.45 14.85 13.79 80.92 82.90 17.68 15.72
Health insurance coverage
No 13.68 20.30 7.33 6.03 11.58 10.75 75.98 81.06 11.03 10.51
Yes 16.69 17.06 3.90 2.87 33.76 29.74 92.05 90.28 15.71 12.07
Body mass index
Under weight 15.90 12.87 6.80 6.37 14.95 13.12 0.00 0.00 8.99 7.90
Normal weight 12.47 12.64 11.16 7.83 15.79 16.16 80.24 71.89 13.32 10.51
Overweight 15.58 20.78 20.82 10.14 15.82 13.56 80.26 96.95 18.73 13.60
Obese 14.98 22.15 21.87 24.52 9.42 8.26 81.80 82.20 15.18 17.29
Community
Urban 16.87 25.51 25.08 19.00 19.18 17.12 89.95 88.56 21.91 20.16
Rural 11.19 14.18 11.00 8.45 11.70 11.29 73.74 77.99 11.74 10.08
Wealth quintile
Q1 (Poorest 20%) 7.79 12.19 17.86 13.80 8.03 5.81 67.04 74.21 12.84 10.71
Q2 12.77 16.81 14.65 10.88 12.59 9.68 72.48 58.81 14.00 11.45
Q3 10.97 14.15 16.76 12.01 12.23 14.63 79.59 84.23 14.56 13.28
Q4 14.84 22.63 17.76 13.54 17.44 14.32 83.26 95.93 17.42 15.31
Q5 (Richest 20%) 25.37 39.11 22.06 14.71 22.55 23.01 99.16 87.54 23.30 20.72
Total participants, % 14.77 21.41 17.79 12.99 14.34 13.30 79.99 83.09 16.43 14.49
Overall, % (95% CI) 14.30
(13.67, 14.96)
18.61
(18.16, 19.06)
14.29
(13.87, 14.74)
81.10
(76.85, 84.73)
15.41
(15.22–15.60)
  1. All estimates were sampling weight adjusted. The percentage was presented by row wise