Table 1.

Characteristics of the study population (N = 1,229)

DomainVariablesn* (%)
Sociodemographic factorsRace
    African American484 (39.4)
    White745 (60.6)
Age
    40-49443 (36.1)
    50+786 (63.9)
Marital status
    Married/living as married697 (57.0)
    Other525 (43.0)
Education (y)
    >12682 (55.8)
    12360 (29.5)
    <12180 (14.7)
Annual family income
    $50,000+489 (42.7)
    $15,000-$49,999389 (33.9)
    <$15,000268 (23.4)
Access to medical careMammography insurance (full, annual coverage)
    Yes838 (68.5)
    No386 (31.5)
Usual health care provider
    Yes1,100 (90.2)
    No120 (9.8)
Mammography-related factorsKnowledge of mammography screening guidelines
    Correct1028 (83.8)
    Not correct199 (16.2)
Health care provider recommended a mammogram
    Yes890 (72.6)
    No335 (27.4)
Breast cancer in a first- or second-degree relative
    Yes354 (28.9)
    No869 (71.1)
History of adherence to mammography screening guidelines
    Adherent986 (80.7)
    Nonadherent236 (19.3)
Adherence to mammography screening guidelines in the 2 years subsequent to the index screening
    Adherent642 (52.2)
    Nonadherent587 (47.8)
  • * May not sum to 1,229 due to missing values on some variables.