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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.