Table 3.

Characteristics of survey respondents.

CharacteristickConFab women n (%)Family physicians n (%)Breast surgeons n (%)
Agea
 18–291 (0)00
 30–3983 (12)5 (3)1 (1)
 40–49186 (26)21 (14)21 (28)
 50–59235 (32)66 (45)30 (41)
 60+220 (30)55 (38)21 (28)
 Not disclosed001 (1)
Gender
 Female725 (100)99 (67)30 (41)
 Male048 (33)43 (58)
 Not disclosed001 (1)
BRCA mutation statusa
BRCA121 (3)n/an/a
BRCA227 (4)n/an/a
 No known mutation677 (93)n/an/a
Number of first- and second-degree relatives with breast cancer
 0128 (17)n/an/a
 1280 (39)n/an/a
 2216 (30)n/an/a
 ≥ 3101 (14)n/an/a
BOADICEA lifetime riska
 16 – 29%608 (84)n/an/a
 ≥ 30%117 (16)n/an/a
Perceived breast cancer riskb
 Low10 (1)n/an/a
 Average173 (24)n/an/a
 Moderately increased302 (42)n/an/a
 High219 (30)n/an/a
 Don't know21 (3)n/an/a
Marital statusa
 Married/living as married547 (75)n/an/a
 Other178 (25)n/an/a
Paritya
 0127 (18)n/an/a
 1190 (26)n/an/a
 2+408 (56)n/an/a
Educational statusa
 Tertiary328 (45)n/an/a
 Less than tertiary397 (55)n/an/a
Annual screeningc
 Yes418 (58)n/an/a
 No198 (27)n/an/a
 Unknown11 (2)n/an/a
 Not applicable98 (13)n/an/a
Awareness of risk-reducing medication
 Yes347 (48)96 (65)72 (97)
 No378 (52)51 (35)2 (3)
Source of informationd
 Family/friends223 (64)n/an/a
 Cancer genetics clinic70 (20)n/an/a
 Family physician52 (15)n/an/a
 Breast surgeon46 (13)n/an/a
 Other46 (13)n/an/a
 TV43 (12)n/an/a
 Internet37 (11)n/an/a
 Magazines26 (7)n/an/a
 Radio13 (4)n/an/a
 Gynecologist10 (3)n/an/a
Risk-reducing medication use
 Yes10 (1)n/an/a
 No715 (99)n/an/a
  • aAt the time of survey.

  • bResponse options were: “Low—lower than most other women,” “Average—about the same as most other women,” “Moderately increased—about 2 or 3 times that of most other women,” “High—more than 3 times that of most other women.”

  • cAnnual screening with mammogram, magnetic resonance imaging, or both reported in the 9 years prior to being sent the risk-reducing medication survey. Not applicable for 98 women as they were at moderate risk of breast cancer and under the age of 40 at the time of the survey (n = 98).

  • dMultiple responses allowed.

  • n/a: not asked.