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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (n = 3000)

From: Public awareness of cancer risk factors in the Moroccan population: a population-based cross-sectional study

  N %
Origin   
 Rural 1209 41.7
 Urban 1687 58.3
 Total 2896 100.0
Age groups (years)   
 < 35 1083 37.5
 35 – 49 943 32.6
 > = 50 865 29.9
 Total 2891 100.0
Gender   
 Male 1433 49.5
 Female 1463 50.5
 Total 2896 100.0
Marital status   
 Married 1986 69.2
 Single or divorced or widowed 886 30.8
 Total 2872 100.0
Educational level   
 Illiterate 1250 43.5
 < 6 years school 838 29.1
 ≥ 6 years school 788 27.4
 Total 2876 100.0
Occupational activity   
 Active or student 1367 47.2
 Retired or unemployed 385 13.4
 Housewife 1113 38.8
 Total 2865 100.0
Average family income   
 < 2000 1456 60.2
 2 000–4 999 714 29.5
 ≥ 5000 248 10.3
 Total 2418 100.0
Housing category   
 Luxurious or modern 450 15.5
 New medina 416 14.4
 Old medina 546 18.9
 Poor housing or slums 303 10.5
 Rural housing 1181 40.8
 Total 2896 100.0
Tobacco consumption   
 Current smokers 441 15.9
 Ex smokers 252 9.1
 Never smokers 2088 75.1
 Total 2781 100.0
Alcohol consumption   
 Current consumers 96 3.4
 Ex consumers 128 4.5
 Never consumers 2605 92.1
 Total 2829 100.0
Physical activity   
 Yes 1610 55.6
 No 1025 35.4
 Total 2635 100.0
Family history of cancer   
 Yes 380 13.6
 No 2404 86.4
 Total 2784 100.0
Health problem   
 Yes 957 33.1
 No 1936 66.9
 Total 2893 100.0