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Table 1 Variables and definitions used in the study

From: Targeting services to reduce social inequalities in utilisation: an analysis of breast cancer screening in New South Wales

Variable Definition
Screening mammography At least one mammogram obtained for screening purposes (ie not diagnostic) in the last 2 years
Target-age women Women aged 50–69 years (the target age range for the BreastScreen program)
Non target-age women (young) Women aged 40–49 years
Non target-age women (older) Women aged 70–79 years
Income Average personal income per week ('00)
Income squared Average personal income per week squared
Australian-born Women who were born in Australia
Aboriginal (ATSI) Women who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait descent