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Table 2 Respondent characteristics

From: Public awareness of risk factors for cancer among the Japanese general population: A population-based survey

  Total Male Female
  Number % (SE) Number % (SE) Number % (SE)
Total 1355 100   609 44.9   746 55.1  
Educational status          
   Junior high school 202 14.9 (1.0) 93 15.3 (1.5) 109 14.6 (1.3)
   Senior high school 693 51.2 (1.4) 273 44.9 (2.0) 420 56.3 (1.8)
   College or higher 459 33.9 (1.3) 242 39.8 (2.0) 217 29.1 (1.7)
Occupation          
   Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 35 2.6 (0.4) 17 2.8 (0.7) 18 2.4 (0.6)
   Labor 276 20.4 (1.1) 127 20.9 (1.6) 149 20.0 (1.5)
   Service, clerk, management, others 659 48.6 (1.4) 439 72.1 (1.8) 220 29.5 (1.7)
   Homemaker 351 25.9 (1.2) 0 0.0 (0.0) 351 47.1 (1.8)
   Student 34 2.5 (0.4) 26 4.3 (0.8) 8 1.1 (0.4)
Habitual smoking          
   Never 724 53.4 (1.4) 158 25.9 (1.8) 566 75.9 (1.6)
   Former 256 18.9 (1.1) 186 30.5 (1.9) 70 9.4 (1.1)
   Current (<20 cigarettes per day) 245 18.1 (1.0) 149 24.5 (1.7) 96 12.9 (1.2)
   Current (≥20 cigarettes per day) 130 9.6 (0.8) 116 19.0 (1.6) 14 1.9 (0.5)
Habitual drinking          
   Never 640 47.2 (1.4) 177 29.1 (1.8) 463 62.1 (1.8)
   Former 34 2.5 (0.4) 19 3.1 (0.7) 15 2.0 (0.5)
   Current (≤4 times per week) 423 31.2 (1.3) 209 34.3 (1.9) 214 28.7 (1.7)
   Current (almost everyday) 258 19.1 (1.1) 204 33.5 (1.9) 54 7.2 (0.9)
  1. SE: Standard error
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