Table 1

Women's knowledge of how breast cancer risk varies by age: overall and by age of responder.

Responses to the question: When is a woman most likely to get breast cancer? % (95% CI)
nIn her 40sIn her 50sIn her 60sIn her 70sIn her 80s +Age specifiedaAge doesn't matterDon't know
All women14969.3 (7.7 to 11.2)21.3 (18.6 to 24.3)6.9 (5.4 to 8.8)1.3 (0.8 to 2.2)0.7 (0.3 to 1.6)39.5 (35.9 to 43.3)56.2 (52.4 to 59.9)4.3 (3.4 to 5.5)
Age of responder
 40–494957.325.96.31.00.841.355.43.3
 50–594439.722.17.00.91.240.955.93.2
 60–693718.416.18.61.90.335.259.55.3
 70–7418716.515.05.42.40.039.352.28.5
  • a Total percentage of women saying ‘in her 40s' ‘in her 50s' ‘in her 60s' ‘in her 70s' or ‘in her 80s+’