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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: European women’s perceptions of the implementation and organisation of risk-based breast cancer screening and prevention: a qualitative study

CharacteristicNetherlandsSwedenUnited Kingdom
Invited total, N638 512 500 
Invited per risk category, n (%) (UK only)
 Below average    125(25.0)
 Average    125(25.0)
 Moderate    79(15.8)
 High    171(34.2)
Participants total, N (response rate, %)55(8.6)38(7.4)51(10.2)
Participants per risk category, n (%) (UK only)
 Below average    (−)
 Average    10(19.6)
 Moderate    5(9.8)
 High    36(70.6)
Agea (years), median [range]57.5[50–72]67.0[44–76]56.0[50–69]
Education (years), median [range]17.0[6–20]21.0[9–21]15.0[9–31]
Current employment (% yes)55.6 42.1 62.7 
Religion (% yes)42.6 39.5 80.4 
HRT use
 Past (%)9.3 26.3 15.7 
 Current (%)3.7 7.9 3.9 
Previous breast biopsy (% yes)9.3 7.9 21.6 
First degree family history breast cancer (% yes)16.7 21.1 47.1 
Perceived breast cancer risk (%)b
 Low24.1 13.2 3.9 
 Below average18.5 7.9  
 Average51.9 55.3 17.6 
 Above average5.6 15.8 54.9 
 High 2.6 23.5 
Perceived 10-year risk, median [range]15.0[0–60]30.0[0–75]50.0[0–98]
  1. a The eligible screening age in NL is 50–74, SE 40–74 years, and UK 50–70. b British participants answered the question on perceived risk despite already having received their actual breast cancer risk estimate