Determinants of breast cancer screening mammography uptake: Results from Jordan population and family health survey

Rana F. Obeidat, Robin M. Lally

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Background: Screening for breast cancer utilizing mammography is associated with reduced advanced cancer diagnosis and reduced breast cancer mortality. We aimed to assess the lifetime history of breast cancer screening utilization for Jordanian women aged 40 and 49 years and determinants of this utilization. Methods: This paper reports the analyzed data from the seventh cycle of the Jordan Population and Family Health Survey (JPFHS). For this study, the analysis was confined to 4486 women aged between 40 and 49 years at the time of data collection who reported their nationality as Jordanian. We used multivariate logistic regression analysis to assess whether any socio-demographic variables could predict greater breast cancer screening utilization. Results: Only 14% of all respondents aged 40-49 years reported ever having a mammogram. Results of multivariate logistic regression showed that area of residence, husband's level of education, younger age, and living in a wealthy status were strong predictors of lifetime history of breast cancer screening. Conclusions: This study elucidates that breast cancer screening mammography among Jordanian women has remained opportunistic and underutilized despite the efforts of national entities to promote screening and early detection of breast cancer. There is a geographic and social disparity in the utilization of mammography screening among Jordanian women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-274
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Journal of Cancer
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023


  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Jordan
  • mammography
  • mass screening
  • population surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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