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Table 2 Respondents' knowledge of risk factors.

From: Knowledge of breast cancer and its early detection measures among rural women in Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan, Nigeria

Risk factor Frequency of positive response Percentage of sample
Fat women are more prone to breast cancer than slim women. 88 21.6
Taking of oral contraceptive pills is a risk for breast cancer. 71 17.4
Prolonged breastfeeding is a risk for developing breast cancer. 157 38.6
Early menarche and late menopause is a risk for developing breast cancer. 159 39.1
Delayed first pregnancy is a risk for developing breast cancer. 43 10.5
Infertility is a risk for developing breast cancer. 34 8.3
Breast cancer is more common among older women than younger ones 80 19.6
Multiparity is a known risk for breast cancer. 148 36.4
Prolong breast feeding is not a known risk for breast cancer 176 43.2