Table 4

Knowledge of changes to mammography recommendations
Response Category Percentage of Responses
Responses About Changes in Age To Start Screening
Accurate Responses About Guidelines Change
  Start at 50 9.9%
  Example: “Used to be 35 or 40 but now it’s 50”
  Start later (no specific age mentioned) 19.8%
  Example: “Raised the age”
Inaccurate Responses About Guidelines Change
  Start at age earlier than 50 (specific age mentioned) 6.4%
  Example: “Age 45 recommend every two years”
  Start earlier (no specific age mentioned) 10.3%
  Example: “changed the age in which to get first mammogram”
  Change in age (no direction mentioned) 4.4%
  Example: “changed the age in which to get first mammogram”
  Don’t Know/Uncategorizable 21%
  Example: “Insurance changes”, “I don’t know”
  Response did not include statement about age 27.9%
Responses About Changes to Frequency of Screening Percentage of Responses
Accurate Responses About Guidelines Change
  Every two years 16.8%
  Example: “went from every year to two years”
  Less frequent (no specific timetable mentioned) 19.3%
  Example: “Length between increase”
Inaccurate Responses About Guidelines Change
  Every year 3.9%
  Example: “lower the start age to 35 and made it annually”
  More frequent (no specific timetable mentioned) 8.9%
  Example: “I think they want you to have them more often”
  Change in frequency ( no direction mentioned) 4.0%
  Example: “The year was changed and how often”
  Don’t Know/Uncategorizable 21%
  Example: “More research done”, “I don’t know”
  Response did not include statement about frequency 26.1%

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Kiviniemi and Hay BMC Public Health 2012 12:899   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-899

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