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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Prediction of breast self-examination in a sample of Iranian women: an application of the Health Belief Model

Variable Mean (SD) N %
Age 37.2 (6.1)   
Marital status    
   Married   231 96.3
   Widowed/Divorced   9 3.8
Education    
   Primary   70 29.2
   Secondary   52 21.6
   High school   78 32.5
   University   40 16.7
History of breast problems    
   Yes   29 12.1
   No   211 87.9
Performing BSE    
   Yes (regular* & irregular**)   76 31.7
   No (never done)   164 68.3
  1. *BSE has been considered "regular" if it had been done monthly.
  2. ** BSE has been considered irregular if it had not been done monthly.