Table 2

Identification of risk factors (RF) for breast cancer in survey participants

NHSBSP screening attendersSymptomatic clinic attendersTotalStatistics
N (col %)N (col %)N (col %)
Identified at least one RFPearson
χ2 (1) 0.0164
p=0.898
 No23 (22.5)24 (23.3)47 (22.9)
 Yes79 (77.5)79 (76.7)158 (77.1)
Modifiable RF identifiedPearson
χ2 (1) 0.0391
p=0.843
 Yes65 (63.7)67 (65.0)132 (64.4)
 No37 (36.3)36 (35.0)73 (35.6)
Non-modifiable RF identifiedPearson
χ2 (1) 0.8197
p=0.365
 Yes51 (50.0)45 (43.7)96 (46.8)
 No51 (50.0)58 (56.3)109 (53.2)
Obesity identified as RFPearson
χ2 (1) 0.0647
p=0.799
 Yes31 (30.4)33 (32.0)64 (31.2)
 No71 (69.6)70 (68.0)141 (68.8)
Alcohol identified as RFPearson
χ2 (1) 1.8921
p=0.169
 Yes16 (15.7)24 (23.3)40 (19.5)
 No86 (84.3)79 (76.7)165 (80.5)
Lifestyle identified as RFPearson
χ2 (1) 0.3280
p=0.567
 Yes8 (7.8)6 (5.8)14 (6.8)
 No94 (92.2)97 (94.2)191 (93.2)
Hormone medications identified as RFPearson
χ2 (1) 0.3282
p=0.567
 Yes13 (12.7)16 (15.5)29 (14.1)
 No89 (87.3)87 (84.5)176 (85.9)
Smoking identified as RFPearson
χ2 (1) 0.1194
p=0.730
 Yes49 (48.0)47 (45.6)96 (46.8)
 No53 (52.0)56 (54.4)109 (53.2)
Total 102 (100.0) 103 (100.0) 205 (100.0)
  • RF, risk factor; NHSBSP, NHS Breast Screening Programme.