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Table 1 Participants characteristics, practice, knowledge and attitude towards screening mammography, according to survey year

From: Effect of an organised screening program on socioeconomic inequalities in mammography practice, knowledge and attitudes

Participant’s characteristics 1998 (N = 521) 2012 (N = 1083) p value
Age group (years) N(%) N(%)  
 50–54 165 (32.9) 310 (29.2) p = 0.1
 55–59 131 (26.1) 253 (23.8)
 60–64 94 (18.8) 245 (23.1)
 65–69 111 (22.2) 254 (23.9)
Monthly household income (CHF)
  < 2000 38 (9.2) 67 (7.0) p = 0.006
 2000–3999 93 (22.4) 188 (19.5)
 4000–5999 109 (26.3) 203 (21.1)
 6000–7999 79 (19.0) 196 (20.4)
  ≥ 8000 96 (23.1) 309 (32.1)
Education (years)
 0–10 150 (31.3) 195 (19.8) p < 0.001
 11 → 13 142 (29.6) 259 (26.3)
 14 → 16 107 (22.3) 263 (26.8)
  ≥ 17 80 (16.7) 266 (27.1)
Smoker 82 (16.0) 200 (19.3) p < 0.001
In a relationship 336 (66.4) 695 (66.7) p = 0.2
Study outcomes
 Ever had a screening mammogram 449 (86.3) 1041 (97.3) p < 0.001
 At least 2 screening mammograms over the past 4 years 254 (52.6) 860 (82.2) p < 0.001
  Mean score/100 (SD) Mean score /100 (SD)  
Screening mammography knowledge 67.7 (17.3) 73.8 (14.6) p < 0.0001
Rakowski’s scale of cons 24.0 (23.0) 13.8 (17.7) p < 0.0001