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Table 2 Response frequencies for each knowledge item

From: Knowledge about mammography screening in Germany by education and migrant status – results of a cross-sectional study (InEMa)

Knowledge questions Answer options n (%)
1 When does one participate in mammography screening? one who is healthy 810 (15.0%)
one who has a change or knot in the breast 231 (4.3%)
in both cases 3990 (73.9%)
don’t know 157 (2.9%)
missing 209 (3.9%)
2 200 women participate 20 years in the mammography screening program: How many have a positive result warranting further diagnostics? 1–20 of 200 1464 (27.1%)
21–50 of 200 1332 (24.7%)
51–100 of 200 921 (17.1%)
101–200 of 200 80 (1.5%)
don’t know 1528 (28.3%)
missing 72 (1.3%)
3 Does a positive result mean that a woman has breast cancer? yes 868 (16.1%)
no 3653 (67.7%)
don’t know 816 (15.1%)
missing 60 (1.1%)
4 Does the mammography screening program discover every breast cancer? yes 691 (12.8%)
no 2811 (52.1%)
don’t know 1849 (34.3%)
missing 46 (0.9%)
5 Who is more likely to get a breast cancer diagnosis? women participating in MSP 1019 (18.9%)
women not participating in MSP 1152 (21.4%)
both the same 2348 (43.5%)
don’t know 801 (14.8%)
missing 77 (1.4%)
6 Are some women treated for breast cancer although the breast cancer would never have caused problems in their life? yes 2158 (40.0%)
no 729 (13.5%)
don’t know 2428 (45.0%)
missing 82 (1.5%)
  1. Correct answers are indicated in bold