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Table 3 Correct knowledge of risk factors and awareness of breast cancer among nurses and doctors

From: Knowledge of risk factors, beliefs and practices of female healthcare professionals towards breast cancer in a tertiary institution in Lagos, Nigeria

Variable Doctors(n = 45)
Number(%)
Nurses(n = 141)
Number(%)
p-value
Risk factors    
Increasing age 43(95.6) 121(85.8) 0.151
Positive family history of breast cancer 39(86.7) 82(58.2) < 0.001
First childbirth at the age of ≥ 30 years 26(57.8) 19(13.5) < 0.001
Nulliparity 33(73.3) 18(12.8) < 0.001
Early menarche at the age of ≤ 12 years 33(73.3) 6(4.3) < 0.001
Late menopause at the age of ≥ 55 years 31(68.8) 8(5.7) < 0.001
History of previous benign
breast lump
34(90.4) 92(65.2) 0.364
Current use of oral contraceptive pills 36(80) 119(84.4) 0.527
Awareness    
Aware of BSE 45(100) 139(98.6) 0.574
Aware of CBE 38(84.4) 127(90.1) 0.440
Aware of mammography 42(93.3) 130(92.2) 0.158
Routine breast cancer screening is necessary for women > 40 years 43(95.6) 128(90.8) 0.364
Breast cancer is a major health problem in Nigeria 39(86.7) 126(89.4) 0.406
There is sufficient breast cancer awareness in Nigeria 4(8.9) 37(33.3) 0.025