International Journal of Medical Science and Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Demographic factors correlated with breast cancer among females in River Nile state for the period, (2011-2015(
Abdelbagi Sheikheldeen Habeeballah, Adam A Hussein, Ahmed Saied Rahama Abdallah
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women worldwide, it the most common in developed countries than in developing countries. Sudan also is the most common type. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between demographic factors and breast cancer disease, this descriptive longitudinal study was conducted in River Nile State (RNS), Sudan. A case-control study was conducted at Radiation and Isotopes Center in Khartoum (RICK). The total random sample of 298 Sudanese women was divided into 198 patients with breast cancer versus 100 women without breast cancer as a control group. A questionnaire was used to gather information from all women included in the sample (patient’s personal data) recruited from River Nile State. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as the frequencies and percentages were used to describe the data. The study applied a Chi-square test of independence. The Chi-square test indicated that there is a statistically significant association between age and breast cancer incidence, there is no statistically significant association between marital status and breast cancer incidence.