Table 2: Distribution of sociodemographic, health behavior, and cancer screening characteristics for female relatives of the Ontario site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry.

Characteristic, (%)Interview
Baseline  Year 1  Year 2  

Familial breast cancer risk
 Low298 (42.6)190 (40.5)193 (42.3)
 Moderate183 (26.2)127 (27.1)123 (27.0)
 High218 (31.2)152 (32.4)140 (30.7)
Age at interview
 <40 40 (5.7) 26 (5.6) 24 (5.3)
 40–49219 (31.3)116 (24.7) 100 (21.9)
 ≥50440 (63.0)327 (69.7) 332 (72.8)
Education
 ≤High school235 (33.7)161 (34.3)149 (32.7)
 Some college/university/vocational/technical school273 (39.1)186 (39.7)182 (39.9)
 ≥Bachelor’s degree190 (27.2)122 (26.0)125 (27.4)
Marital status
 Married/common law572 (82.0)393 (83.8) 383 (84.0)
 Single126 (18.2) 76 (16.2) 73 (16.0)
Visits to health professional
 ≤1 time per year224 (32.6)145 (31.2)137 (30.5)
 2-3 times per year291 (42.3)218 (47.0)214 (47.7)
 ≥4 times per year173 (25.1)101 (21.8) 98 (21.8)
Clinical breast examination
 Yes683 (97.7)414 (88.5)395 (87.8)
 No 16 (2.3) 54 (11.5) 55 (12.2)
BRCA1/2 genetic test
 Yes112 (17.1) 4 (0.9) 1 (0.2)
 No542 (82.9)457 (99.1)454 (99.8)
Perceived risk of breast cancer
 Below/same as average255 (38.5)155 (34.7)184 (41.3)
 Higher than average407 (61.5)292 (65.3)261 (58.7)
Months since last mammogram
 0–6240 (34.3)247 (52.7)246 (54.0)
 7–12231 (33.1)198 (42.2)204 (44.7)
 >12228 (32.6) 24 (5.1)6 (1.3)
Mammographic finding
 Normal/benign582 (83.3)383 (81.7) 366 (80.3)
 Abnormal/incomplete117 (16.7) 86 (18.3) 90 (19.7)

Subgroups may not add to stated totals due to missing values; valid percentages reported.