Table 2

Demographic and disease informationa
Pretest 1 Pretest 2 Pretest 3 Test
(n=43) (n=50) (n=125) (n=384)
Age (years)
  Mean (SD, range) 47.51 (12.29, 27–78) 51.08 (11.96, 28–81) 50.96 (12.12, 28–86) 49.61 (12.85, 18–91)
Marital status
  Married or living together 23 (54) 33 (66) 69 (55) 216 (56)
  Other 20 (46) 17 (34) 56 (45) 168 (44)
School education
  Analphabet 4 (9) 5 (10) 15 (12) 28 (7)
  6 years or less 20 (46) 25 (50) 42 (34) 134 (35)
  Between 7 and 9 years 11 (26) 13 (26) 27 (21) 92 (24)
  More than 9 years 8 (19) 7 (14) 41 (33) 130 (34)
Occupation
  Housewife 28 (65) 26 (52) 60 (48) 222 (58)
  Informal employment NA 18 (36) 48 (38) 130 (34)
  Formal employment NA 6 (12) 17 (14) 32 (8)
Monthly family income
  3 minimum wages or less NA 39 (78) 89 (71) 243 (63)
  More than 3 minimum wages NA 10 (20) 24 (19) 79 (25)
  Did not respond NA 1 (2) 12 (10) 45 (12)
Means of problem detection
  Patient self discovery 38 (88) 43 (86) 101 (81) 297 (77)
  Screening CBE or mammogram 5 (12) 7 (14) 24 (19) 87 (23)
Final diagnosis
  Benign disease 11 (26) 7 (14) 24 (19) 117 (30)
  Cancer 31 (72) 43 (86) 98 (79) 259 (68)
  Unconfirmed 1 (2) 0 3 (2) 8 (2)
Cancer stage
  Stage 0 & I 1 (3) 4 (8) 12 (12) 35 (14)
  Stage II 12 (39) 22 (44) 37 (38) 86 (33)
  Stage III 12 (39) 12 (24) 35 (36) 90 (34)
  Stage IV 5 (16) 4 (8) 14 (14) 34 (13)
  Unknown 1 (3) 8 (16) 0 14 (6)
Delay intervals (days): median (IQR)
  Total interval 272.50 (391.50) 255.00 (402.00) 261.00 (403.00) 234.50 (361.00)
  Patient interval 30.00 (318.00) 23.00 (86.75) 14.00 (79.00) 11.00 (84.00)
  Provider interval 136.50 (199.75) 135.00 (406.00) 167.00 (284.00) 141.00 (213.00)

a Values are number (%) unless specified; NA Not Available, CBE Clinical Breast Exam, IQR Interquartile Range.

Unger-Saldaña et al.

Unger-Saldaña et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:626   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-626

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