Table 4

Group comparisons (χ2 test)

VariableMain reason for attending clinicχ2dfp
Personal risk
No (%)
Family history
No (%)
Risk to family members No (%)Reassurance
No (%)
Genetic testing
No (%)
Breast screening
No (%)
Prevention
No (%)
Marital status:
Married/cohabiting155  (83)96  (80)74  (88)54  (79)51  (79)35  (76)32  (82)4.3560.63
 Not married/cohabiting32 (17)24 (20)10 (12)14 (21)14 (21)11 (24)7 (18)
Education:
< Secondary education52 (28)42 (35)33 (39)22 (32)21 (32)14 (30)11 (28)4.1460.66
 ⩾ Secondary education133 (72)78 (65)51 (61)46 (68)44 (68)32 (70)28 (72)
Source of referral:
 Medical professional135 (81)84 (78)63 (88)53 (87)39 (67)36 (84)29 (88)12.5960.05*
 Self32 (19)24 (22)9 (12)8 (13)19 (33)7 (16)5 (12)
Relative receiving cancer treatment:
Yes74 (40)47 (41)26 (32)16 (24)33 (51)15 (33)8 (21)17.3460.008**
 No110 (60)68 (59)56 (68)51 (76)32 (49)31 (67)30 (79)
Prophylactic surgery:
Considering33 (21)11 (11)8 (11)9 (17)21 (41)4 (9)3 (8)30.7060.0003***
 Not considering123 (79)89 (89)64 (89)45 (83)30 (59)39 (91)34 (92)
  • n=833. *p⩽0.05. **p⩽0.01. ***p⩽0.001.