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Volume 8: No. 1, January 2011

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Differences in Knowledge of Breast Cancer Screening Among African American, Arab American, and Latina Women

Race/ethnicity Percentage of Women Who Obtained the Pretest Score
0 1 2 3 4 5
African American 0 1 4 28 36 31
Latina 0 12 20 27 36 5
Arab 1 14 18 36 23 9

Figure 1. Distribution of pretest scores by race/ethnicity in the Kin Keeper Cancer Prevention Intervention, Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan, August through October 2006. The pretest evaluated baseline knowledge of breast cancer screening methods. The highest possible score on the pretest was 5.

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Race/ethnicity Percentage of Women Who Obtained the Posttest Score
0 1 2 3 4 5
African American 0 0 1 22 23 53
Latina 3 3 10 18 62 5
Arab 0 2 2 17 67 12

Figure 2. Distribution of posttest scores attained by race/ethnicity in the Kin Keeper Breast Cancer Prevention Intervention, Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan, August through October, 2006. The posttest evaluated knowledge of breast cancer screening methods after the intervention. The highest possible score on the posttest was 5.

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Equation.

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Logarithm to base 10 of the product of the ratio of the probability that parameter w sub kfij equals 1, to the difference between 1 and the probability that parameter w sub kfij equals 1. This quantity equals the sum of beta sub jk plus gamma cap C sub kfij.

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