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Table 2 Sample demographic characteristics

From: Increased cancer awareness among British adolescents after a school-based educational intervention: a controlled before-and-after study with 6-month follow-up

  Total (n=422) Intervention (n=290) Control (n=132)   6-month follow-up (n=222)
  n % n % n % Significance n %
Gender          
Male 221 52.4 162 55.9 59 44.7   127 57.2
Female 201 47.6 128 44.1 73 55.3 p=0.033 95 42.8
Age          
11 1 0.2 - - 1 0.8   - -
12 104 24.6 - - 104 78.8   - -
13 23 5.5 - - 23 17.4   - -
14 169 40.0 169 58.3 - -   137 61.7
15 80 19.0 80 27.6 - -   64 28.8
16 26 6.2 26 9.0 - -   11 5.0
17 4 0.9 4 1.4 - -   2 0.9
Missing 15 3.6 11 3.8 4 3.0 p<0.001 8 3.6
Ethnicity          
White 386 91.5 261 90.0 125 94.7   200 90.1
Other ethnic backgrounds 30 7.1 23 7.9 7 5.3   17 7.7
Missing 6 1.4 6 2.1 0 0 p=0.193 5 2.3
Knew someone with cancer          
Yes 255 60.4 179 61.7 76 57.6   137 61.7
No 131 31.0 88 30.3 43 32.6   66 29.7
Do not wish to answer 36 8.5 23 7.9 13 9.8 p=0.644 19 8.6
School (Region)          
A (Scottish Highlands) 124 29.4 124 42.8 - -   104 46.8
B (South West England) 138 32.7 138 47.6 - -   106 47.7
C (English East Midlands) 28 6.6 28 9.7 - -   12 5.4
D (North West England) 132 31.3 - - 132 100.0 p<0.001 - -
Country          
Scotland 124 29.4 124 42.8 - -   104 46.8
England 298 70.6 166 57.2 132 100.0 p<0.001 118 53.2
  1. Note: Pearson’s χ 2 test.