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Table 4 Factors associated with performing breast self-examination (BSE) 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) 5.3 × 10−16 1.4 (1.3–1.5) 0.61 0.95 (0.77–1.2)
Married or engaged 0.065 1.2 (0.99–1.5) 0.0078 2.3 (1.2–4.2)
Have some education 0.88 1.1 (0.42–2.8) 0.71 1.1 (0.62–2.0)
Is a smoker 0.26 1.2 (0.90–1.5) 0.77 0.91 (0.48–1.7)
Had breast cancer before 0.89 1.0 (0.67–1.6) 0.84 1.3 (0.078–23)
Family history of breast cancer 0.58 1.1 (0.82–1.4) 0.16 2.3 (0.72–7.3)
Never visit a doctor 8.3 × 10−12 0.40 (0.31–0.52) 0.41 1.5 (0.60–3.6)
Model validation
 n 1913 374
 Nagelkerke R square 0.091 0.036
 AUC 7.8 × 10− 29 0.65 (0.62–0.67) 0.0024 0.60 (0.54–0.66)
  1. a Breast self-examination is defined as the woman states she does a regular examination of any interval compared to those who don’t. The frequency of this endpoint is presented in Table 2 and is the inverse of the row “Breast self-examination (BSE) - Never”
  2. b Multivariate model for Fiji and Kashmir is multivariate logistic regression
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