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Table 1 Participants’ demographic characteristics (n = 205)

From: Effects of different reminder strategies on first-time mammography screening among women in Taiwan

VariableMRTRMTRCtotalp-value of chi-square
N(%)N(%)N(%)N(%)
Educational level     0.9684
 High school and below22 (48.3)24 (50.0)23 (45.1)28 (46.7)97 (47.3) 
 College and above24 (51.7)24 (50.0)28 (54.9)32 (53.3)108 (52.7) 
Marital status     0.2533
 Unmarried4 (8.7)9 (19.8)6 (11.8)11 (18.3)30 (14.6) 
 Married37 (80.4)37 (77.1)38 (74.5)43 (71.7)155 (75.6) 
 Divorced/separated/widowed5 (10.9)2 (4.1)7 (13.7)6 (10.0)20 (9.8) 
Employment status     0.9697
 Unemployed4 (8.7)8 (16.7)11 (21.6)9 (15.0)32 (15.6) 
 Employed with full-time job40 (87.0)34 (70.8)32 (62.7)47 (78.3)153 (74.6) 
 Employed with part-time job2 (4.3)6 (12.5)8 (15.7)4 (6.7)20 (9.8) 
Personal monthly income (Taiwanese dollars)     0.1536
 Below 30,00022 (47.8)30 (62.5)29 (56.9)30 (50.0)111 (54.1) 
 30,000–50,00019 (41.3)8 (16.7)15 (29.4)16 (26.7)58 (28.3) 
 Above 50,0005 (10.9)10 (20.8)7 (13.7)14 (23.3)36 (17.6) 
Perception of the income     0.4660
 Insufficient14 (30.4)18 (37.5)21 (41.2)14 (23.4)67 (32.6) 
 Balanced16 (34.8)13 (27.1)17 (33.3)23 (38.3)69 (33.7) 
 Sufficient16 (34.8)17 (35.4)13 (25.5)23 (38.3)69 (33.7) 
Medical insurance other than National Health Insurance     0.6332
 No4 (8.7)6 (12.5)3 (5.9)4 (6.7)17 (8.3) 
 Yes42 (91.3)42 (87.5)48 (94.1)56 (93.3)188 (91.7) 
Cancer history     0.5330
 No46 (100.0)46 (95.8)49 (96.1)57 (95.0)198 (96.6) 
 Yes0 (0.0)2 (4.2)2 (3.9)3 (5.0)7 (3.4) 
Family cancer history     0.9826
 No39 (84.8)40 (83.3)44 (86.3)51 (85.0)174 (84.9) 
 Yes7 (15.2)8 (16.7)7 (13.7)9 (15.0)31 (15.1) 
Delivery history     0.2410
 No5 (10.9)11 (22.9)8 (15.7)15 (25.0)39 (19.0) 
 Yes41 (89.1)37 (77.1)43 (84.3)45 (75.0)166 (81.0) 
  1. 1. Demographic variables with a small sample size were compared with nonparametric statistics
  2. 2. MR Mail reminder, TR Telephone reminder, MTR Combined mail and telephone reminder, C Control group
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