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Table 4 The relations between sociodemographic variables and BSE practice on monthly basis.

From: The knowledge and attitudes of breast self-examination and mammography in a group of women in a rural area in western Turkey

BSE practice on monthly basis
Sociodemographic variables n Present(%) Absent(%) p
Education     
Illiterate 49 4.1 95.9 0.1
Primary/above 195 11.8 88.2  
Age group     
15–24 47 2.1 97.9  
25–34 58 13.8 86.2 0.2
35–44 63 9.5 90.5  
45/above 76 13.2 86.8  
Marital status     
Married 196 11.2 88.8 0.3
Single 48 6.3 93.8  
Health insurance     
Present 197 12.4 87.6 0.1
Absent 4.7 4.5 95.5  
Family type     
Nuclear 153 11.1 88.9 0.6
Extended 91 8.8 91.2  
Breast cancer in family/friends     
Present 73 12.3 87.7 0.5
Absent 171 9.4 90.6  
Knowledge on breast cancer     
Sufficient 137 14.6 85.4 0.011
Insufficient 107 4.7 95.3  
  1. Chi square test