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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Factors associated with breast cancer awareness and breast self-examination in Fiji and Kashmir India – a cross-sectional study

  ==== Fiji (n = 1982) ==== ==== Kashmir (n = 399) ==== p-value b
n Estimate a n Estimate a
Age in years: 1955 35 (13) c
31 (25–41) c
399 35 (14) c
35 (23–43) c
0.30
Marital status:      3.1 × 10−10
 Single 415/1973 21% 102/395 26% (above)
 Previously married/divorced 129/1973 6.5% 4/395 1.0% (above)
 Engaged 23/1973 1.2% 15/395 3.8% (above)
 Married 1333/1973 68% 274/395 69% (above)
Highest level of Education      1 × 10-∞
 No education 24/1976 1.2% 155/392 40% (above)
 Low Primary school 74/1976 3.7% 15/392 3.8% (above)
 High Primary school 158/1976 8.0% 43/392 11% (above)
 Low Secondary school 333/1976 17% 66/392 17% (above)
 High secondary school 603/1976 31% 65/392 17% (above)
 Tertiary education 784/1976 40% 48/392 12% (above)
Smoker 359/1982 18% 68/394 17% 0.69
Previously had breast cancer 101/1979 5.1% 2/395 0.51% 0.000042
Family history of breast cancer 270/1976 14% 14/398 3.5% 1.3 × 10− 8
  1. a Percent is calculated after first omitting blank responses
  2. b Comparison between Fiji and Kashmir. Students t-test for age. Mann-Whitney U test for Level of education. Chi-square for other variables
  3. c First row is the mean age (Standard Deviation). The second row is the median (interquartile range)
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