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Table 3 Factors associated with having breast cancer awareness (BCA) a

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

  ======= Fiji b ======= ======= Kashmir b =======
p Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) p Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Increasing age (one decade) 0.18 1.1 (0.98–1.1) 0.85 0.95 (0.57–1.6)
Married or engaged 0.93 1.0 (0.82–1.2) 1.0 1.0 (0.37–2.7)
Have some education 0.0033 4.7 (1.7–13) 0.010 10 (1.7–59)
Is a smoker 0.27 0.88 (0.69–1.1) 0.77 1.3 (0.25–6.7)
Had breast cancer before 0.18 1.3 (0.88–2.1) 1.0 0.0 (0.0-∞)
Family history of breast cancer 0.031 1.3 (1.0–1.8) 1.0 0.0 (0.0-∞)
Never visit a doctor 0.31 0.88 (0.69–1.1) 0.076 2.8 (0.90–8.7)
Model validation
 n 1913 373
 Nagelkerke R square 0.015 0.15
 AUC 0.00018 0.55 (0.52–0.58) 0.000042 0.73 (0.65–0.81)
  1. a Breast cancer awareness (BCA) is defined as women that a) perceive they know signs and symptoms of breast cancer AND b) believe breast cancer can be detected early AND c) believe early detection increases survival AND d) would attend doctor in future if noticing a change in the breast. The frequency of this endpoint is presented in Table 2 in the row labelled “Having an acceptable breast cancer awareness”
  2. b Multivariate model for Fiji and Kashmir is multivariate logistic regression
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