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Table 1 Characteristics of the weighted samples

From: What is it about a cancer diagnosis that would worry people? A population-based survey of adults in England

  General cancer worry (N = 1894) Specific cancer worries (N = 1782)
Characteristic N (%)a N (%)a
Age
 Mean, SD 42.8 (15.3) 42.9 (15.3)
 Range 18–70 18–70
Gender
 Male 936 (49.4) 884 (49.6)
 Female 957 (50.6) 898 (50.4)
Ethnicity
 White 1596 (84.3) 1513 (84.9)
 BAMEb 298 (15.7) 269 (15.1)
Social grade
 AB (highest) 505 (26.7) 486 (27.3)
 C1 528 (27.9) 499 (28.0)
 C2 425 (22.4) 392 (22.0)
 DE (lowest) 436 (23.0) 405 (22.7)
Marital status
 Married or living as married 1194 (63.1) 1122 (63.0)
 Single 522 (27.5) 490 (27.5)
 Widowed, separated, or divorced 178 (9.4) 170 (9.5)
General cancer worry (frequency)
 Never 701 (37.0) 658 (36.9)
 Occasionally 657 (34.7) 618 (34.7)
 Sometimes 415 (21.9) 390 (21.9)
 Often 85 (4.5) 82 (4.6)
 Very often 36 (1.9) 34 (1.9)
Specific cancer worries (12 items)
 Complete data 1782 (94.1) 1782 (100.0)
 Missing data 112 (5.9)
  1. aUnless otherwise stated
  2. bBAME Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic