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Table 7 Reasons for planning mammogram or non-compliance and mammogram practice (40+ years old)

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

  Mammogram practice
Variables Yes (%) No (%) P– value*
Reasons participants planned mammogram (n = 332)
For her own health    χ2(1, N = 332) = 3.60, p = 0.058
No 0 (0.0) 6 (100.0)
Yes 123 (37.7) 203 (62.3)
Fear of getting cancer as a reason for mammogram   χ2(1, N = 332) = 0.01, p = 0.943
No 29 (36.7) 50 (63.3)
Yes 94 (37.2) 159 (62.8)
Reasons participants did NOT plan mammogram (n = 363)
Might be painful or uncomfortable    χ2(1, N = 363) = 4.52, p = 0.033*
No 56 (19.9) 225 (80.1)
Yes 8 (9.8) 74 (90.2)
Fear of knowing you might have cancer    χ2(1, N = 363) = 11.45, p = 0.001*
No 63 (20.5) 244 (79.5)
Yes 1 (1.8) 55 (98.2)
Fear of gossip    χ2(1, N = 363) = 4.77, p = 0.029*
No 64 (18.7) 278 (81.3)
Yes 0 (0.0) 21 (100.0)
Embarrassment    χ2(1, N = 363) = 14.47, p < 0.001*
No 64 (20.9) 242 (79.1)
Yes 0 (0.0) 57 (100.0)
It won’t do her any good    χ2(1, N = 363) = 0.44, p = 0.509
No 57 (18.2) 257 (81.8)
Yes 7 (14.3) 42 (85.7)
Husband or male relatives not supportive    χ2(1, N = 363) = 0.87, p = 0.352
No 64 (17.8) 295 (82.2)
Yes 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0)
  1. *Significant at 0.05 level.