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Table 4 Receipt of mammography screening in the past 2 years by preferred role in decision-making around screening and by age.

From: Factors influencing elderly women's mammography screening decisions: implications for counseling

  Women aged 65–79 (n = 93) Women aged 80 and Older (n = 103)  
  Overall (Proportion who reported being screened) Overall (Proportion who reported being screened) P value*
Preferred Role in Decision Making:*      
Doctor makes the final decision 21.5% (n = 20) (19/20 or 95.0%) 32.0% (n = 33) (27/32† or 84.8%) 0.25
Patient makes the final decision 50.5% (n = 47) (38/47 or 80.9%) 46.6% (n = 48) (36/48 or 75.0%) 0.49
Shared decision 28.0% (n = 26) (25/26 or 96.2%) 21.4% (n = 22) (13/22 or 59.1%) <0.01
  1. * The P value represents the Chi-square test for reported receipt of mammography screening by age stratified by preferred role in decision-making. There is no significant difference by age in older women's preferred roles in decision making (p = 0.22).
  2. †One woman was uncertain whether or not she had a mammogram in the past 2 years