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Table 1 Socio-demographic and knowledge, attitude and perception on BSE characteristics of women attending public health facilities of Adwa Town, North Ethiopia, 2017

From: Breast self-examination practice and associated factors among women aged 20–70 years attending public health institutions of Adwa town, North Ethiopia

Variable Category Number (n) Percent
Age group in years 20–29 266 66.5
30–39 100 25.0
40 and above 34 8.5
Marital status Married 276 69.0
Single 102 25.5
Divorced, separated and widowed 22 5.5
Educational status No formal education 34 8.5
Primary education (1–8) 56 14.0
Secondary education (9–12) 156 39.0
Diploma and above 154 38.5
Employment status Self employed 134 33.5
Government employed 94 23.5
Private employee 62 15.5
Unemployed 110 27.5
Monthly income in Ethiopian birr < 445 220 55.0
445–1200 18 4.5
1201–2500 20 5.0
2501–3500 50 12.5
3500 and above 92 23.0
Family history of breast cancer or any other cancer Yes 10 2.5
No 390 97.5
Knowledge about BSE Knowledgeable 222 55.5
Not knowledgeable 178 82.2
Attitude towards BSE Good attitude 185 46.5
Bad attitude 215 53.5
Perceived susceptibility Yes 212 53.0
No 188 47.0
Perceived benefit Yes 172 43.0
No 228 57.0
Perceived barrier to do BSE Yes 168 42.0
No 232 58.0
Perceived confidence to do BSE Yes 248 62.0
No 152 38.0