Mammography Experience Study data
412 observations (rows)
and 7 variables (columns).
A subset of data from a study to assess
factors associated with women's
knowledge of and attitude towards mammography.
The observed variable values were modified to protect patient confidentiality.
Observation/ identification code.
Mammography experience (
"You do not need a mammogram unless
you have symptoms" (
Perveived benefit of mammography.
This is the sum of five scaled responses, each on a four point scale.
A low value is indicative of a woman with strong agreement with the benefits of mammography.
Mother or sister with a history
of breast cancer? (
"Has anyone taught you how to examine your own breasts?" (
"How likely is it that a mammogram could find
a new case of breast cancer?" (
H&L 2nd ed. Page 265. Table 8.1.
Zapka JG, Stoddard A, Maul L, Costanza ME 1991.
Interval adherence to mammography screening guidelines.
Costanza ME, Stoddard AM, Gaw VP, Zapka JG 1992. The risk factors of age and family history and their relationship to screening mammography utilization. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 40(8):774–778. Wiley (paywall)
Zapka JG, Hosmer D, Costanza ME, Harris DR, Stoddard A 1992. Changes in mammography use: economic, need and service factors. American Journal of Public Health 82(10):1345–1351. AJPH (free)
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