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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Knowledge and attitudes of primary healthcare patients regarding population-based screening for colorectal cancer

Variables Categories Cases (N = 625) Valid % Women % (N = 361) Men % (N = 261)
Age 50-54 123 19.7 22.4 15.7
  55-59 143 22.9 24.1 21.1
  60-64 177 28.3 28.5 28.0
  65-69 182 29.1 24.9 35.2
Region Balearic islands 254 40.6 42.2 37.2
  Barcelona 371 59.4 56.8 62.8
Educational level < Elementary school 121 19.7 22.7 15.9
  Elementary school 385 62.7 63.2 62.0
  High school 73 11.9 9.1 15.5
  Bachelor's degree 35 5.7 5.1 6.6
Job situation Active 242 39.0 35.5 43.2
  Not active 378 61.0 64.5 56.8
Smoking Yes 98 15.8 12.2 20.8
  No 519 83.4 87.2 78.0
Eats fruit daily Yes 584 93.7 93.1 94.6
  No 39 6.3 6.9 5.4
Eats vegetables daily Yes 549 88.3 93.1 94.6
  No 73 11.7 10.0 13.8
Practices physical activity Daily Yes 486 78.3 76.3 81.2
  No 134 21.6 23.7 18.5
Chronic health problem Yes 452 77.7 77.1 78.6
  No 123 21.1 21.7 20.2
  Don't know 7 1.2 1.2 1.2
Type of chronic health problem Hypertension 330 52.8 52.1 54.4
  Diabetes 175 28.0 22.4 35.6
  Depression 79 12.6 17.5 6.1
  Anxiety 66 10.6 13.9 6.1
  Heart failure 32 5.1 3.0 8.0
  Renal failure 14 2.2 1.4 3.4
  Asthma 27 4.3 4.2 4.2
  COPD 22 3.5 1.7 6.1
  Irritable bowel 16 2.6 3.0 1.1
  Diverticulosis 12 1.9 2.5 1.1
  Ulcerative colitis 4 0.6 0.6 0.8
History of polyps Yes 30 4.8 5.8 3.5
  No 567 91.3 90.9 91.8
  Don't know 24 3.9 3.3 4.7
History of cancer Yes 62 10.1 10.4 9.8
  No 540 88.1 87.3 89.0
  Don't know 11 1.8 2.3 1.2
Type of cancer Breast 20 - 5.5 -
  Skin 13 2.1 1.4 3.1
  Urinary bladder 4 0.6 0.0 1.5
  Lung 2 0.3 0.3 0.4
  Prostate 8 - - 3.1
  Other 11 1.8 1.4 2.3
Family history of colorectal cancer Yes 108 17.5 21.1 12.5
  No 472 77.1 74.4 80.8
  Don't know 33 5.4 4.5 6.7