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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample (n = 288)

From: Factors associated with intentions to adhere to colorectal cancer screening follow-up exams

Variable % or mean(SD)
Sociodemographic characteristics  
   Age  
< 50 23.8
50–59 27.7
60–69 28.3
>=70 20.2
   Gender  
Men 33.3
   Marital status  
Married 89.0
   Living arrangement  
Living alone 5.8
Spouse/partner only 37.5
With children 35.5
With parents (and children) 20.9
   Education  
Less than high school 10.3
High school 62.1
Junior college/technical school 17.7
College degree or higher 9.9
   Employment status  
Employed 60.8
   Self-rated economic status  
Indigent/somewhat indigent 16.3
Average 69.1
Affluent/somewhat affluent 14.5
Personality  
Trait anxiety (20 – 80) 43.9(8.7)
Health status  
   Subjective health  
Good/very good 31.6
Fair 55.6
Poor/very poor 12.8
   Have chronic disease  
Yes 44.8
   Have bowel symptoms  
Yes 53.8
   Family history of CRC  
Yes 14.2
Past FOBT screening  
Yes 69.3
  1. Note: CRC, colorectal cancer; FOBT, fecal occult blood test.