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Table 5 Attitudes towards health care and health care providers

From: Beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer and screening practices among Arab women living in Qatar: a cross-sectional study

  BSE practice CBE practice Mammogram practice
Variables Yes (%) No (%)   Yes (%) No (%)   Yes (%) No (%)  
  n = 148 n = 915 P value n = 333 n = 730 P value n = 187 n = 508 P value
Doctor talked to participant about breast cancer    χ2(1, N = 1063) = 97.89, p < 0.001*    χ2(1, N = 1063) = 151.4, p < 0.001*    χ2(1, N = 695) = 63.22, p < 0.001*
No 64 (8.0) 740 (92.0) 172 (21.4) 632 (78.6) 102 (19.4) 425 (80.6)
Yes 84 (32.4) 175 (67.6) 161 (62.2) 98 (37.8) 85 (50.6) 83 (49.4)
Participant understands doctor    χ2(1, N = 1063) = 0.78, p = 0.377    χ2(1, N = 1063) = 37.67, p < 0.001*    χ2(1, N = 695) = 13.20, p < 0.001*
No 45 (12.6) 312 (87.4) 68 (19.0) 289 (81.0) 37 (17.6) 173 (82.4)
Yes 103 (14.6) 603 (85.4) 265 (37.5) 441 (62.5) 150 (30.9) 335 (69.1)
Participant trusts doctor
No 23 (10.7) 191 (89.3) χ2(1, N = 1063) = 2.25, p = 0.133 49 (22.9) 165 (77.1) χ2(1, N = 1063) = 8.85, p = 0.003* 30 (21.7) 108 (78.3) χ2(1, N = 695) = 2.34, p = 0.126
Yes 125 (14.7) 724 (85.3) 284 (33.5) 565 (66.5) 157 (28.2) 400 (71.8)
What kind of health care provider (HCP) would participant prefer to perform a breast examination?
Male or No preference 21 (21.4) 77 (78.6) χ2(1, N = 1063) = 5.08, p = 0.024* 42 (42.9) 56 (57.1) χ2(1, N = 1063) = 6.67, p = 0.010* 24 (33.8) 47 (66.2) χ2(1, N = 695) = 1.91, p = 0.167
Female HCP 127 (13.2) 838 (86.8) 291 (30.2) 674 (69.8) 163 (26.1) 461 (73.9)
Nurse or No preference 32 (10.9) 261 (89.1) χ2(1, N = 1061) = 2.75, p = 0.097 81 (27.6) 212 (72.4) χ2(1, N = 1061) = 2.50, p = 0.114 42 (20.2) 166 (79.8) χ2(1, N = 694) = 6.61, p = 0.010*
Doctor 114 (14.8) 654 (85.2) 251 (32.7) 517 (67.3) 144 (29.6) 342 (70.4)
Non-Arab or no preference 73 (14.1) 444 (85.9) χ2(1, N = 1063) = 0.03, p = 0.857 162 (31.3) 355(68.7) χ2(1, N = 1063) = 0.00, p = 0.996 88 (27.7) 230 (72.3) χ2(1, N = 695) = 0.18, p = 0.676
Arab HCP 75 (13.7) 471 (86.3) 171 (31.3) 375 (68.7) 99 (26.3) 278 (73.7)