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Table 2 Socio-economic position (SEP) of the respondents (n = 3,000) and of the study base (n = 60,000)

From: Cancer awareness and socio-economic position: results from a population-based study in Denmark

SEP indicators Respondents n = 3,000 Study base n = 60,000 Pvaluea
  % (n) % (n)  
Gender      <0.01
 Female 55.3 (1,659) 51.5 (30,928)
 Male 44.7 (1,341) 48.5 (29,072)
Age group (years)      <0.01
 30-49 33.3 (1,000) 33.3 (20,000)
 50-69 50.3 (1,510) 46.2 (27,711)
 ≥ 70 16.3 (490) 20.5 (12,289)
Age, mean (SD) 55.9 (13.3) 56.7 (15.1)
Marital status      <0.01
 Married/cohabiting 76.8 (2,303) 67.5 (40,449)
 Living alone 23.2 (695) 32.5 (19,464)
Ethnicity      <0.01
 Ethnic Danes 95.9 (2,876) 92.2 (55,215)
 Immigrant/descendant 4.1 (122) 7.8 (4,698)
Educational level      <0.01
 High 32.3 (954) 22.5 (12,988)
 Middle 46.2 (1,365) 47.1 (27,189)
 Low 21.5 (634) 30.4 (17,503)
Occupation      <0.01
 In the labour force 62.6 (1,844) 56.5 (33,027)
 Outside the labour force 8.1 (238) 11.2 (6,557)
 Retired 29.3 (864) 32.3 (18,844)
OECD-modified household income      <0.01
 High 25.2 (752) 20.0 (11,880)
 Middle 63.6 (1,902) 60.0 (35,641)
 Low 11.2 (335) 20.0 (11,880)
Cancer diagnosis within 10 years      0.066
 Yes 8.6 (258) 7.7 (4,636)
 No 91.4 (2,742) 92.3 (55,364)
Close relative(s) with cancer      
 Yes 78.1 (2,342) - -
 No 21.9 (656) - -
Self-rated health      
 Good 78.0 (2,334) - -
 Fair/poor 22.0 (659) - -
  1. Note: Numbers vary due to missing data.
  2. aChi-square test. One of the assumptions for this test is that observations are independent of each other. Therefore, we tested the difference between respondents and the study base without the respondents i.e. 57,000 persons.