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Table 3 Percentage distribution of colorectal cancer screening by socio-demographic characteristics among men and women in Singapore

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

Statement

Men

P value

Women

P value

 

(Screened for CRC)*

 

(Screened for CRC)*

 
 

n = 693

 

n = 1050

 
 

n

(%)

 

n

(%)

 

Race

      

Chinese, Indians, others

186

(29.2)

0.295

263

(26.2)

0.027

Malays

15

(23.1)

 

11

(14.7)

 

Age group (years)

      

50-59

84

(27.9)

0.076

123

(24.2)

0.973

60-69

56

(26.2)

101

(28.5)

70-79

35

(28.9)

41

(25.5)

> = 80

21

(47.7)

 

8

(18.2)

 

Years of schooling

      

Nil

12

(21.8)

0.017

52

(23.0)

0.111

1-6

60

(25.9)

86

(22.6)

7-12

73

(27.0)

93

(27.2)

>12 (Tertiary)

51

(37.5)

 

30

(29.7)

 

Dwelling type

      

HDB 1–3 room

43

(22.3)

0.037

55

(19.0)

0.013

HDB 4–5 room

120

(29.6)

 

168

(26.5)

 

Private condominium

32

(34.0)

 

39

(31.0)

 
  1. The majority >85% are Chinese in the group. * Excludes missing values.