Table 3

Factors affecting the decision to recommend screening for breast and prostate cancers (percentages)

Breast cancer screening
Early detection Reduce anxiety Radiation dose False positives Needless intervention Waste of resources
Important8539.931.777.976.657.7
Not important5.945.6441111.725.6
Don’t know9.114.424.311.211.716.7
n113311291126112911281125
Prostate cancer screening
Important64.937.177.380.762.4
Not important21.947.610.38.321.9
Don’t know13.215.312.41115.7
n11331131113211291129