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Table 2 Sample characteristics (N = 1043)

From: Ovarian cancer symptom awareness and anticipated delayed presentation in a population sample

Variable Descriptive statistic
Age, years n (%)   
  50-59 348 (33.4%)
  60-69 387 (37.0%)
  70+ 300 (28.8%)
  Missing 8 (0.8%)
Ethnic background n (%)   
  White ethnicity 1031 (98.8%)
  Other ethnicity 11 (1.1%)
  Missing 1 (0.1%)
Relationship status n (%)   
  Married or cohabiting 515 (49.4%)
  Not married or cohabiting 525 (50.3%)
  Missing 3 (0.3%)
Education n (%)   
  Up to 16 years 570 (54.7%)
  Secondary 254 (24.4%)
  Degree and above 197 (18.9%)
  Missing 22 (2.0%)
Socioeconomic status   
  First quartile (most deprived) 178 (17.1%)
  Second quartile 246 (23.6%)
  Third quartile 229 (22.0%)
  Fourth quartile (least deprived) 253 (24.3%)
  Missing 137 (13.0%)
Experience of ovarian cancer n (%)   
  Experience of ovarian cancer 238 (22.8%)
  No experience of ovarian cancer 800 (76.7%)
  Missing 5 (0.5%)
Anticipated delay n (%)   
  I would go as soon as I noticed 507 (48.6%)
  Up to one week 239 (22.9%)
  Over 1 up to 2 weeks 101 (9.7%)
  Over 2 up to 3 weeks 51 (4.9%)
  Over 3 up to 4 weeks 57 (5.5%)
  More than a month 43 (4.1%)
  I would not contact my doctor 8 (0.8%)
  I would go to a nurse instead of my doctor1 3 (0.3%)
  Missing 34 (3.3%)
  1. 1Coded as missing.