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Table 3 Knowledge of mammography among respondents.

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practice of breast cancer screening among female health workers in a Nigerian urban city

Parameters Doctors
*Freq %
Nurses
*Freq %
+Others
*Freq %
Total
*Freq %
What is mammography? 76 (74.5) 144 (56.7) 17 (45.9) 237 (60.3)
How often should it be done? 49 (48.0) 83 (32.7) 8 (21.6) 140 (35.6)
What is its benefit? 86 (84.3) 132 (52.0) 24 (64.9) 242 (61.6)
Is mammography painful? 53 (52.0) 69 (27.2) 12 (32.4) 134 (34.1)
Is mammography safe? 86 (84.3) 124 (48.8) 18 (48.6) 228 (58.0)
Can it detect early stage breast cancer before it is palpable? 94 (92.2) 182 (71.7) 25 (67.6) 301 (76.6)
Age group most appropriate to start mammography screening. 39 (38.2) 51 (20.1) 15 (40.5) 105 (26.7)
Is mammography more beneficial in women ≥ 50 years than those < 50 years? 20 (19.6) 52 (20.5) 6 (16.2) 78 (19.8)
Mean score (x ± sd) 4.92 ± 1.77 3.33 ± 2.32 3.35 ± 2.36 3.74 ± 2.30
95% CI 4.57–5.27 3.04–3.61 2.56–4.14 3.52–3.97
  1. * Number and percentage responding correctly.
  2. + Radiographers/Lab Sci/Pharmacist