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Table 5 Association between risk taking behaviors and perceived susceptibility among 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 Believe chance of having colorectal cancer is high OR* 95% CI P-value
  Yes No    
  N (%) N (%)    
Smoking      
Yes 18 (28.6) 56 (23.1) 1.3 0.7-2.5 0.370
No 45 (71.4) 186 (76.9)
Alcohol      
Yes 22 (34.9) 29 (12.0) 3.9 2.1-7.5 <0.001
No 41 (65.1) 213 (88.0)
Exercise      
Less than three times per week 7 (11.1) 34 (14.0) 0.8 0.3-1.8 0.542
Three or more times per week 56 (88.9) 208 (86.0)
Consume fruits and vegetable      
Less than three times per week 17 (27.0) 58 (24.0) 1.2 0.6-2.2 0.620
Three or more times per week 46 (73.0) 184 (76.0)
Body Mass Index (BMI)      
Obese 28 (44.4) 94 (38.8) 1.3 0.7-2.2 0.419
Normal 35 (55.6) 148 (61.2)