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Table 1 Characteristics of participants and their knowledge level

From: Breast cancer literacy among higher secondary students: results from a cross-sectional study in Western Nepal

Characteristics Total Poor knowledgea Good knowledgea p-valueb
Age (years)     
Mean ± SD = 16.92 ± 1.13 years     
 14-16 years 185 (35.9) 93 (50.3) 92 (49.7) 0.849
 17-19 years 321 (62.2) 168 (52.3) 153 (47.7)  
 20-22 years 10 (1.9) 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0)  
Sex     
 Male 233 (45.2) 102 (43.8) 131 (56.2) 0.045*
 Female 283 (54.8) 149 (52.7) 134 (47.3)  
Ethnicity     
 Brahmin/Chhetri 368 (71.3) 185 (50.3) 183 (49.7) 0.440
 Aadiwasi/Janajati 65 (12.6) 26 (40.0) 39 (60.0)  
 Dalit 47 (9.1) 24 (51.1) 23 (48.9)  
 Others 36 (7.0) 16 (44.4) 20 (55.6)  
Religion     
 Hindu 490 (95.0) 239 (48.8) 251 (51.2) 0.794
 Others 26 (5.0) 12 (46.2) 14 (53.8)  
Grade     
 11 196 (38.0) 94 (48.0) 102 (52.0) 0.808
 12 320 (62.0) 157 (49.1) 163 (50.9)  
Tobacco use     
 Yes 10 (1.9) 7 (70.0) 3 (30.0) 0.172
 No 506 (98.1) 244 (48.2) 262 (51.8)  
Alcohol consumption     
 Yes 9 (1.7) 5 (55.6) 4 (44.4) 0.676
 No 507 (98.3) 246 (48.5) 261 (51.5)  
Type of family     
 Nuclear family 378 (73.3) 183 (48.4) 195 (51.6) 0.862
 Extended family 138 (26.7) 68 (49.3) 70 (50.7)  
Monthly family income     
 ≤NPR 20,000 (≤20 USD) 358 (69.4) 176 (49.2) 182 (50.8) 0.723
 >NPR 20,000 (>20 USD) 158 (30.6) 75 (47.5) 83 (52.5)  
Family history of cancer     
 Present 104 (20.2) 42 (40.4) 62 (59.6) 0.059
 Absent 412 (79.8) 209 (50.7) 203 (49.3)  
  1. Data are frequency (percentage)
  2. aRow percentage
  3. bp-value derived from the chi-square test of association
  4. *p <0.05