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Table 3 Breast cancer risk

From: Health status among black African-born women in Kansas City: a preliminary assessment

Question N Percent
Do you smoke? 26  
No 26 100
At what age did you have your first child? 14  
19–24 years 7 50
25–30 years 7 50
Have you been told by doctor or provider that you have breast cancer? 27  
No 27 100
Have anyone in your family, on your mother’s side or father’s side ever had breast cancer? 27  
No 22 81.5
Yes 3 11.1
Don’t know/not sure 2 7.4
Have you ever had a breast biopsy? 27  
No 24 88.9
Have you been told by a doctor or health professional that you have dense breast tissue? 28  
No 26 92.8
Yes 1 3.6
Don’t know/not sure 1 3.6
Have you ever had radiation therapy to the chest or neck area as treatment for another cancer? 28  
No 27 96.4
Don’t know/not sure 1 3.6
Including you, has anyone in your family ever been told or tested for hereditary breast cancer with changes in BRCA1/BRCA2 genes? 28  
No 22 78.6
Yes 1 3.6
Don’t know/not sure 5 17.8
  1. Italicized texts represent total number of respondents per question