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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: A qualitative study on Singaporean women’s views towards breast cancer screening and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) gene testing to guide personalised screening strategies

  Number (%) of participants
  Group 1 (n = 7) Group 2 (n = 7) Group 3 (n = 7) Group 4 (n = 6) Total (n = 27)
Age (years)
 40–49 7 (100) 7 (100) 14 (52)
 50–59 5 (71) 4 (67) 9 (33)
 60–69 2 (29) 2 (33) 4 (15)
Ethnicity
 Chinese 5 (71) 5 (71) 5 (71) 5 (83) 20 (74)
 Malay 1 (14) 2 (29) 1 (14) 4 (15)
 Indian 1 (14) 1 (14) 1 (17) 3 (11)
Marital status
 Married 5 (71) 7 (100) 7 (100) 6 (100) 25 (93)
 Single 2 (29) 2 (7)
Occupation status
 Employed 6 (86) 5 (71) 4 (57) 3 (50) 18 (67)
 Homemaker 1 (14) 2 (29) 2 (29) 3 (50) 8 (30)
 Retiree 1 (14) 1 (4)
Monthly household income (SGD), 2015 median monthly household income: SGD7624 [32]
 4000–4999 1 (14) 3 (43) 3 (43) 3 (50) 10 (37)
 5000–6999 5 (71) 3 (43) 8 (30)
 7000–9999 1 (14) 2 (29) 1 (14) 3 (50) 7 (26)
 10,000 and above 2 (29) 2 (7)
Mammogram attendance
 Within past 12 months 4 (57) 4 (57) 8 (30)
 Within past 24 months 2 (29) 3 (43) 5 (19)
 Within past 36 months 1 (14) 1 (4)
 Within past 48 months
 More than 2 years ago 7 (100) 6 (100) 13 (48)