Table 1.

Characteristics of women (N = 15 195) aged 50 to 69 years who had screening mammograms in the past 2 years compared with those with no recent mammogram: All proportions were statistically and significantly different using χ2 tests.

VARIABLERECENT SCREENING MAMMOGRAM, UNWEIGHTED %*NO RECENT SCREENING MAMMOGRAM, UNWEIGHTED %*TOTAL NO.PROPORTION WHO HAD RECENT SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS, WEIGHTED
Sociodemographic characteristics
Age, y
  • 50 to 5424.625.4375782.9
  • 55 to 5929.325.9436684.6
  • 60 to 6425.324.9383683.8
  • 65 to 6920.823.8323681.7
Marital status
  • Single or never married7.29.2115080.0
  • Common law5.45.682581.1
  • Married58.249.0861085.2
  • Widowed, separated, or divorced29.036.1459179.4
  • Not stated0.10.21984.3
Income, $
  • < 15 0008.814.9149576.1
  • 15 000 to 29 99917.419.0268681.2
  • 30 000 to 49 99921.920.9329683.8
  • 50 000 to 79 99920.616.0301486.2
  • 80 000 or more15.612.7230184.5
  • Not stated15.716.6240382.1
Education
  • Some secondary school or less23.028.1362280.0
  • Secondary school graduation18.116.1269585.0
  • Some postsecondary6.06.291282.7
  • Postsecondary graduation51.046.6763684.5
  • Not stated2.02.933078.1
Province of residence
  • British Columbia10.813.9172280.2
  • Alberta7.68.5117782.1
  • Saskatchewan5.54.481484.2
  • Manitoba5.15.377680.7
  • Ontario32.330.4485384.9
  • Quebec24.723.3371583.4
  • New Brunswick4.74.670683.6
  • Nova Scotia3.83.255785.2
  • Prince Edward Island1.41.521580.2
  • Newfoundland and Labrador3.23.248883.6
  • Territories1.01.717279.3
Immigrant status
  • Nonimmigrant83.583.112 67883.2
  • < 10 y0.50.58186.1
  • ≥ 10 y14.313.9216584.6
  • Not stated1.62.527178.1
Cancer screening behaviour
Breast self-examination
  • Yes84.079.588784.4
  • No16.020.517888.2
Papanicolaou test
  • None in past 3 y25.055.7460069.1
  • Within past 3 y75.044.310 59588.9
Other cancer risks
Self-reported BMI
  • Underweight1.62.225684.8
  • Normal40.638.8612684.0
  • Overweight34.333.4518283.9
  • Obese20.722.4318381.8
  • Not stated2.03.244879.5
Smoking
  • Not at all82.970.512 27985.4
  • Occasional2.73.242885.1
  • Daily14.125.8244871.7
  • Not stated0.20.54062.9
Alcohol
  • Never6.67.9103782.8
  • Former drinker16.120.5255781.1
  • Occasional drinker22.225.2345681.2
  • Regular drinker54.044.8797385.3
  • Not stated1.01.617272.6
Interaction with family doctor
  • None (no family doctor)4.911.490968.5
  • Occasional (family doctor, not regular user)8.914.3149074.1
  • Active (regular family doctor)86.274.312 79685.4
Total sample15 19583.4
  • BMI—body mass index, CCHS—Canadian Community Health Survey.

  • * Distributed proportions might not add up to 100 owing to rounding.

  • From optional part of the 2006 CCHS, asked only of women in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland (n = 1045).