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Table 4 Knowledge score of cancer risk factor according to the main demographic and socio-economic characteristics

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

  N Means SD p-value
Origin     
 Rural 1173 8.2 3.3 <0.001
 Urban 1644 8.6 2.9  
 Total 2817    
Age groups (years)     
 < 35 1058 8.4 3.1  
 35 – 49 919 8.6 3.0 0.30
 > = 50 835 8.4 3.2  
 Total 2812    
Gender     
 Male 1379 8.5 2.9  
 Female 1438 8.4 3.3 0.53
 Total 2817    
Marital status     
 Married 1926 8.4 3.2  
 Single or divorced or widowed 867 8.6 3.0 0.16
 Total 2793    
Educational level     
 Illiterate 1210 8.0 3.4  
 < 6 years school 817 8.5 3.0 <0.001
 ≥ 6 years school 771 9.1 2.5  
 Total 2798    
Occupational activity     
 Active or student 1319 8.5 2.9  
 Retired or unemployed 372 8.6 2.9  
 Housewife 1095 8.3 3.3 0.17
 Total 2786    
Average family income     
 < 2000 1405 8.3 3.3  
 2 000–4 999 700 8.5 2.9 0.010
 ≥ 5000 242 8.9 2.4  
 Total 2347    
Housingcategory     
 Luxurious or modern 438 9.2 2.4  
 New medina 404 8.2 3.2  
 Old medina 541 9.1 2.6  
 Poor housing or slums 286 7.7 3.2 <0.001
 Rural housing 1148 8.2 3.3  
 Total 2817    
Tobacco consumption     
 Current smokers 429 8.3 2.8  
 Ex smokers 246 8.3 3.1 0.001
 Never smokers 2030 8.8 2.9  
 Total 2705    
Alcohol consumption     
 Current consumers 92 7.7 3.1  
 Ex consumers 126 8.4 2.9 0.06
 Never consumers 2535 8.4 3.1  
 Total 2753    
Physical activity     
 Yes 1570 8.4 3.1  
 No 992 8.6 3.1 0.29
 Total 2562    
Family history of cancer     
 Yes 370 8.4 3.1 0.78
 No 2445 8.5 3.1  
 Total 2815    
Health problem     
 Yes 935 8.3 3.1  
 No 1880 8.5 3.1 0.11
 Total 2815    
  1. Sample of the adult Moroccan population, 2008.