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Table 1 Paired t-tests for anticipated and experienced discomfort with breast cancer screening procedures (n = 156)

From: Tolerability of breast ductal lavage in women from families at high genetic risk of breast cancer

Study Variable Type of Data Sample percent or Mean (SD) P-value
Anticipated mammogram
discomfort (n = 103)
Continuous† 36.8 (18.4)
(median = 30)
p = .388
Experienced mammogram
discomfort (n = 146)
Continuous† 34.4 (23.3)
(median = 30
 
Anticipated MRI
discomfort (n = 74)
Continuous† 36.3 (17.6)
(median = 30)
p = 0.023
Experienced MRI
discomfort (n = 153)
Continuous† 24.9 (23.7)
(median = 20)
 
Anticipated NAF
discomfort (n = 94)
Continuous† 41.5 (20.1)
(median = 40)
p = 0.00
Experienced NAF
discomfort (n = 126)
Continuous† 27.1 (24.0)
(median = 20)
 
Anticipated DL
discomfort (n = 145)
Continuous† 47.2 (20.4)
(median = 50)
p = 0.392
Experienced DL
discomfort (n = 120)
Continuous† 47.7 (23.9)
(median = 50)
 
  1. †Range for continuous measure of discomfort for all breast screening procedures = (0–100); higher scores indicate greater discomfort.