Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents precampaign and postcampaign

Pre only
n (%) n=316
Pre and post
n (%) n=676
Age
 40–49 years104 (32.9)274 (41.0)
 50–59 years102 (32.3)199 (29.8)
 60–69 years67 (21.2)137 (20.5)
 ≥70 years41 (13.0)58 (8.7)
Ethnicity
 Malay150 (47.5)349 (51.6)
 Chinese102 (32.3)151 (22.3)
 Indian39 (12.3)120 (17.8)
 Others25 (7.9)56 (8.3)
Religion
 Islam169 (53.5)406 (60.1)
 Christianity26 (8.2)50 (7.4)
 Buddhism81 (25.6)109 (16.1)
 Hinduism31 (9.8)100 (14.8)
 Others3 (0.9)6 (0.8)
Marital status
 Married265 (83.9)587 (86.8)
 Single51 (16.1)89 (13.2)
Education
 No formal education45 (14.2)88 (13.0)
 Primary52 (16.5)97 (14.4)
 Secondary158 (50.0)366 (54.2)
 Tertiary59 (18.7)124 (18.4)
Family income
 <RM4000189 (59.8)457 (71.2)
 RM4000–10 00072 (22.8)140 (21.8)
 >RM10 00023 (7.3)45 (7.0)
BC history (self only)
 No307 (97.2)660 (97.6)
 Yes9 (2.8)16 (2.4)
BC screening history*
 No222 (70.3)498 (75.5)
 Yes94 (29.7)175 (25.9)
  • Missing information: age (n=3), religion (n=5), monthly family income (n=34), BC screening history (n=3).

  • *BC screening history refers to mammogram in the past 2 years.

  • †Participants who are widowed, divorced and who never married.

  • ‡No formal education—includes never schooled/ never completed primary school; primary education—includes completed primary school; secondary education—includes completed form 3/completed form 5/certificate/A-level/ Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM)/ Higher School Certificate (HSC); tertiary education— includes diploma/ bachelor degree/ postgraduate degree.

  • §Income of all household member combined.

  • BC, breast cancer.