Table 1

Distribution of participants (n = 10,773) and non-participants (n = 2,515) in a breast cancer screening programme in relation to GPs’ and women’s characteristics
Participants Non-participants P-value
N % (column) N % (column)
GP’s attitude
Positive 8,615 (80.0) 1,897 (75.4) <0.001
Negative 732 (6.8) 212 (8.4)
Indecisive 1,426 (13.2) 406 (16.2)
GP’s gender
Male 8,479 (78.7) 2,010 (79.9) 0.179
Female 2,294 (21.3) 505 (20.1)
Women’s age
50-54 2,942 (27.3) 600 (23.9) <0.001
55-59 2,801 (26.0) 608 (24.2)
60-64 2,786 (25.9) 634 (25.2)
> = 65 2,244 (20.8) 673 (26.7)
Household income
Low 3,193 (29.7) 1,233 (49.2) <0.001
Middle 3,711 (34.5) 715 (28.5)
High 3,866 (35.9) 560 (22.3)
Marital status
Married 7,557 (70.2) 1,309 (52.2) <0.001
Cohabiting 756 (7.0) 192 (7.7)
Single 2,450 (22.8) 1,006 (40.1)
Ethnicity
Danish 10,449 (97.0) 2,322 (92.5) <0.001
Western immigrants 189 (1.8) 79 (3.2)
Non-western immigrants 131 (1.22) 109 (4.3)
Distance to screening site
0-20 km 5,888 (57.2) 1,281 (53.1) <0.001
>20-40 km 2,555 (24.8) 575 (23.8)
>40-60 km 1,508 (14.6) 422 (17.5)
>60 km 347 (3.4) 136 (5.6)

Numbers vary due to missing data.

Jensen et al.

Jensen et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:254   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-254

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