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Factors Delaying Presentation of Sudanese Breast Cancer Patients: an Analysis Using Andersen`s Model
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Factors Delaying Presentation of Sudanese Breast Cancer Patients: an Analysis Using Andersen`s Model
Salih, Alaaddin M; Alfaki, Musab M; Alam-Elhuda, Dafallah M; Nouradyem, Momin M;
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Purpose: A multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted to assess factors delaying presentation of breast cancer cases. Materials and Methods: Data were collected from a pair of highly specialized referral centers, both located in the center of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. For a total of 153 eligible respondents, durations of delay, clinicodemographic factors and reasons of referral were collected from our respondents through self-administered questionnaires. Logistic regression analysis and ANOVA were used to test the relation between periods of delay and different factors. Odd ratios (OR`s) and their correspondent Confidence intervals (95% CI`s). Delay periods were studied with Andersen`s model. Results: The average duration of delay in our study was 11.9 () months. Only a quarter of our patients presented early within the first 3 months after onset of their symptoms. About 47.7% arrived later during the course of the first year, while it took beyond that for the last 27% to come. A prior diagnosis of BC was the only predictor of early presentation (for 3-12 months OR
 Keywords
Breast cancer;delayed presentation;late;advanced stage;Sudanese women;
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English
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