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Table 1 Socio -demographic characteristics of respondents (n = 305)

From: Exploration of risk taking behaviors and perceived susceptibility of colorectal cancer among Malaysian adults: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics N %
Gender   
Male 185 60.7
Female 120 39.3
Age   
≤ 30 years 125 41.0
> 30 years 180 59.0
Race   
Malay 185 60.7
Chinese 74 24.3
Indian 46 15.0
Residency   
Urban 105 34.4
Semi-urban 100 32.8
Rural 100 32.8
Marital status   
Married 176 57.7
Unmarried 129 42.3
Education level   
High school or less 151 49.5
College/University 154 50.5
Occupation   
Employed 279 91.5
Unemployed 26 8.5
Family income (MYR) /month*   
< 3000 178 58.3
3000-5000 85 27.9
> 5000 42 13.8
Family history of any cancer   
Yes 32 10.5
No 273 89.5
Family history of colorectal cancer   
Yes 26 8.5
No 279 91.5
  1. * 1USD = MYR3 at the time of study.