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Table 3 Awareness of Chemoprevention and Access to Risk-Reduction Information

From: Understanding low chemoprevention uptake by women at high risk of breast cancer: findings from a qualitative inductive study of women’s risk-reduction experiences

  Aware of chemoprevention Unaware of chemoprevention Totala
Has never seen a relevant specialistb 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 26 (55%)
Has seen at least one relevant specialistb 14 (67%) 7 (33%) 21 (45%)
Has ongoing contact with at least one specialistb 10 (71%) 4 (29%) 14 (30%)
Main source of risk-related information is a healthcare providerb 13 (65%) 7 (35%) 20 (43%)
Main source of risk-related information is not a healthcare providerb 8 (30%) 19 (70%) 27 (57%)
Has discussed risk-reduction with a healthcare providerb 11 (85%) 2 (15%) 13 (28%)
Has never discussed risk-reduction with a healthcare providerb 10 (29%) 24 (71%) 34 (72%)
Totalb 21 (45%) 26 (55%) 47 (100%)
  1. All categories coded inductively from qualitative data. For example, a woman was coded as “has not seen a relevant specialist” if her entire narrative about how she has learned, thought, and decided about breast cancer prevention includes no mention of ever having seen a breast specialist, oncologist, or genetic specialist about anything related to her breast cancer risk
  2. aNumbers in this column are row totals. Percentages are out of the sample of 47 participants analyzed in this paper
  3. bPercentages on this row refer to the percent of the row total that falls in this column (e.g. 67% of those who have seen at least one relevant specialist are aware of chemoprevention)