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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the surveyed sample, Singapore, 2007-2008

From: Gender differences in predictors of colorectal cancer screening uptake: a national cross sectional study based on the health belief model

Characteristics Men (%)* Women (%)* P value
  n = 693 n = 1050  
  n (%) n (%)  
Mean age in years (range) 62.1 (50–91) 61.2 (50–93)  
Race      
Chinese 548 (79.1) 862 (82.0) 0.250
Indian 67 (9.6) 90 (8.6)
Malay 64 (9.3) 72 (6.9)
Others# 14 (2.0) 26 (2.4)  
Religion      
Buddhism 259 (37.4) 429 (40.9) 0.003
Christianity 104 (15.0) 190 (18.1)
Taoism 67 (9.7) 120 (11.4)
Islam 77 (11.1) 78 (7.5)
Hinduism 46 (6.6) 75 (7.1)
No Religion 140 (20.2) 158 (15.0)  
Occupation*      
Retired 281 (40.5) 293 (27.9) <0.001
Working 319 (46.1) 213 (20.3)
Homemaker 4 (0.6) 416 (39.6)
Unemployed 89 (12.8) 128 (12.2)  
Years of schooling      
Nil 54 (7.8) 226 (21.5) <0.001
1-6 232 (33.5) 379 (36.1)
7-12 270 (38.9) 342 (32.6)
>12 (tertiary) 137 (19.7) 102 (9.7)  
Dwelling type      
HDB 1–3 room 193 (27.9) 290 (27.6) 0.660
HDB 4–5 room 406 (58.6) 634 (60.4)
Private condominium 94 (13.6) 126 (12.0)  
Marital Status      
Married 616 (88.9) 879 (83.7) <0.001
Single 46 (6.7) 60 (5.7)
Widowed 17 (2.4) 95 (9.0)
Divorced 14 (2.0) 16 (1.5)  
  1. *Excludes missing values.
  2. # Europeans/Eurasians.