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Table 3 Weighted prevalence estimates of participant characteristics by reporting a specific cancer symptom within the preceding 12 months

From: Associations between reporting of cancer alarm symptoms and socioeconomic and demographic determinants: a population-based, cross-sectional study

   Weighted prevalences
Felt a lump in the breast yes, n = 411 Coughed for more than six weeks yes, n = 940 Seen blood in urine yes, n = 307 Seen blood on stools yes, n = 713
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
Sex Men 66 13.4 (10.2 to 16.6) 412 43.1 (39.8 to 46.4) 149 42.7 (40.0 to 48.5) 402 54.4 (50.9 to 58.0)
  Women 345 86.6 (83.4 to 89.8) 528 56.8 (53.6 to 60.2) 158 57.3 (51.5 to 63.0) 311 45.6 (42.0 to 49.1)
Age, years 20-39 46 36.5 (32.0 to 41.1) 60 23.7 (20.9 to26.6) 21 25.1 (20.0 to 30.1) 88 39.1 (35.7 to 42.6)
  40-59 259 45.1 (40.4 to 49.8) 441 38.2 (35.0 to 41.5) 120 31.4 (26.0 to 36.8) 407 39.6 (36.2 to 43.1)
  60-79 89 15.4 (12.0 to 18.8) 399 34.6 (31.4 to 37.8) 142 37.2 (31.5 to 42.8) 196 19.1 (16.3 to 21.9)
  80-99 17 2.9 (1.3 to 4.5) 40 3.5 (2.2 to 4.7) 24 6.3 (3.4 to 9.1) 22 2.1 (1.1 to 3.2)
Educational level Low 120 25.5 (21.4 to 29.7) 329 34.2 (31.0 to 37.4) 93 27.3 (22.0 to 32.6) 186 22.2 (19.2 to 25.2)
  Medium 152 40.5 (35.8 to 45.2) 381 42.7 (39.3 to 46.0) 133 49.9 (43.8 to 55.8) 290 42.6 (39.1 to 46.2)
  High 132 34.0 (29.5 to 38.5) 202 23.2 (20.3 to 26.0) 70 22.9 (17.9 to 27.9) 225 35.2 (31.8 to 38.6)
Income level Low 86 26.1 (21.9 to 30.2) 261 28.2 (25.2 to 31.2) 87 32.1 (26.7 to 37.6) 148 26.2 (23.1 to 29.4)
  Medium 226 53.6 (48.9. to 58.3) 480 52.4 (49.1 to 55.8) 152 47.3 (41.4 to 53.1) 357 49.7 (46.1 to 53.3)
  High 99 20.3 (16.5 to 24.1) 199 19.4 (16.8 to 22.1) 68 20.6 (15.9 to 25.3) 208 24.1 (21.0 to 27.1)
Labour market affiliation Working 283 76.0 (72.0 to 80.1) 481 60.0 (56.7 to 63.3) 157 60.6 (54.8 to 66.3) 472 74.6 (71.4 to 77.7)
Pensioners 69 12.2 (9.0 to15.3) 289 25.7 (22.8 to 28.7) 119 31.6 (26.1 to 37.0) 137 13.7 (11.3 to 16.2)
  Out of workforce 49 11.8 (8.7 to 14.8) 142 14.2 (11.9 to 16.6) 26 7.8 (4.7 to 11.0) 88 11.7 (9.4 to 14.0)
Cohabitation status Single 121 30.3 (26.0 to 34.6) 302 32.7 (29.5 to 35.8) 102 37.9 (32.2 to 43.6) 190 25.8 (22.7 to 28.9)
  Cohabitant / married 290 69.7 (65.4 to 74.0) 638 67.3 (64.2 to 70.4) 205 62.1 (56.4 to 67.8) 523 74.2 (71.1 to 77.3)
Cancer diagnosis No 331 85.5 (82.1 to 88.8) 842 91.5 (89.6 to 93.4) 257 85.0 (80.9 to 89.2) 632 91.1 (89.0 to 93.1)
  Yes 80 14.5 (11.2 to 17.9) 98 8.5 (6.6 to 10.4) 50 15.0 (10.8 to 19.1) 81 8.9 (6.9 to 11.0)