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Table 2 Socio-demographic, clinical and psychosocial characteristics of the asymptomatic study population (n = 760)

From: Individual- and provider-level factors associated with colorectal cancer screening in accordance with guideline recommendation: a community-level perspective across varying levels of risk

Characteristic   n %**
Socio-demographic    
Gender* Male 363 48
  Female 397 52
Age (years)* 56-64 317 42
  65-74 268 36
  75-88 168 22
Marital status* In Relationship 575 79
  Not in Relationship 155 21
Education* Secondary schooling (not-completed) 164 22
  Secondary schooling (completed) 162 22
  Trade qualification or TAFE: 189 26
  University or other tertiary study 181 25
  Other or not applicable 33 5
Household income before tax ($)* <= 39, 999 389 57
  40, 000 – 69, 999 152 22
  >= 70,000 146 21
Country of birth* Australian 619 89
  Other 76 11
Retired* Yes 453 62
Private health insurance* No-coverage 191 26
  Coverage 531 74
Alcohol* Drink days per month Mean =11 SD =11
Smoking* Ever 346 48
  Never 382 52
Clinical    
Number of GP visits over the past 12 months* None to twice 187 25
  Three to six 411 56
  > six 137 19
Previous cancer (excluding CRC)* Yes 163 22
Risk Category At or slightly above average risk 707 93
  Moderately increased risk 34 4
  Potentially high risk 19 3
Discussion of family history of CRC with doctor Never discussed 523 70
  Discussed, informed of ‘increased risk’ 133 18
  Discussed, not informed of ‘increased risk’ 90 12
Ever received screening advice from doctor Yes 195 28
BMI* < 18.5 7 1
  18.5 – 25 130 19
  > 25 555 80
Chronic health condition* Yes 554 76
Psychosocial    
SF-36 (physical health score)*   Mean = 52 SD = 9
K-10 (mental health score)* Low or no risk (10–15) 555 75
  Medium to high risk (16 +) 184 25
  1. * Participant data collected at HCS baseline. ** Percentage of responses (excluding any missing values).