Women’s attitude towards breast cancer in Baghdad city, Iraq


  • Tiba Nezar Hasan Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • Shamsul Azhar Shah Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur UKM Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Hasanain Faisal Ghazi Community Medicine Unit, International Medical School, Management and Science University, Selangor
  • Mohd Rohaizat Hassan Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur




Attitude, Breast cancer, Iraq, Women


Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women all over the world. The aim of this study was to measure the attitude of women regarding breast cancer and its associated factors in Baghdad city, Iraq.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was done among 508 women aged 18 years old and above recruited randomly from 4 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in Baghdad City during 2015. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data from respondents.

Results: A total of 66.1% had a good attitude, the association between attitude and marital status, education was not significant, while working status was significant with P value of 0.001. After controlling for other cofounders, the contributors for poor attitude were not working, P value of 0.002 and adjusted odds ratio of 2.08.

Conclusions: The attitude among the respondents still considered not good as almost one-thirds of the respondents had poor attitude. The most important contributor to poor attitude was working status. More education and health promotions need to be done among general population to educate them regarding breast cancer in Baghdad City, Iraq. 


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How to Cite

Hasan, T. N., Shah, S. A., Ghazi, H. F., & Hassan, M. R. (2017). Women’s attitude towards breast cancer in Baghdad city, Iraq. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 4(6), 1800–1804. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20172136



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