Women living in urban areas are less likely to attend the national breast cancer screening service than those living in the rural counties, new figures show.
- The national attendance average is 77%;
- Kilkenny had a 91% take-up rate, the highest percentage of women screened of any county. Some 5,521 women in Kilkenny out of 6,058 invitees attended for their check.
- Dublin at 73% had the lowest uptake with 73,779 women out of 100,790 invitees availing of the X-ray;
- 74% of women in Limerick, Longford, Meath and Offaly who were contacted, took up the offer;
- 76% of women availed of BreastCheck in Kerry in the period — though some areas were much lower than others, the spokesman said;
- Cork registered 78% or 34,432 out of 44,353 women who were invited.