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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects

From: Accuracy of self-perceived risk perception of breast cancer development in Iranian women

Characteristics N %
Age (year)
 35–49 492 61.5
 50–64 251 31.4
 ≥ 65 57 7.1
1st menstrual age (year)
 < 12 119 15.1
 ≥ 12 667 84.9
Age at 1st birth (year)
 < 20 249 33.2
 20–24 317 42.3
 25–29 141 18.8
 ≥ 30 43 5.7
Breast cancer at 1st degree of relatives
 No 742 93.0
 Yes 58 7.0
No of biopsy
 None/not applicable 744 93.0
 ≥ 1 56 7.0
Education
 Illiterate 78 9.8
 Primary 154 19.3
 High school 393 49.1
 University 175 21.9
Occupation
 Housewife 593 74.0
 Employee 175 21.9
 Retired 32 4.0
Marital status
 Single 53 6.6
 Married 679 84.9
 Divorced/widow 68 8.5
Knowledge of risk factor
 Low 419 52.6
 High 377 47.4
Awareness of signs and symptoms of BC
 Low 275 34.8
 High 516 65.2