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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics

From: Attitudes to colorectal cancer screening among ethnic minority groups in the UK

  Total (n = 875) Indian (n = 234) Pakistani (n = 166) Bangladeshi (n = 63) Caribbean (n = 126) African (n = 108) Chinese (n = 53) white-British (n = 125) Significance
Gender %          
   Male (n = 429) 49.0 49.1 50.6 52.4 46.0 48.1 50.9 48.0 χ2(6, 875) = 1.07, P = 0.983
   Female (n = 446) 51.0 50.9 49.4 47.6 54.0 51.9 49.1 52.0  
Age %          
   16–24 (n = 201) 23.0 21.4 30.1 31.7 16.7 21.3 24.5 19.2 χ2(24, 875) = 46.6, P = 0.004
   25–34 (n = 224) 25.6 24.4 27.7 31.7 19.0 33.3 24.5 22.4  
   35–44 (n = 189) 21.6 20.5 16.3 17.5 26.2 28.7 22.6 21.6  
   45–54 (n = 127) 14.5 16.2 12.7 9.5 12.7 10.2 17.0 20.8  
   55+ (n = 134) 15.3 17.5 13.3 9.5 25.4 6.5 11.3 16.0  
Marital status %          
   Married/cohabiting (n = 404) 46.2 51.7 46.4 52.4 54.8 38.9 41.5 32.0 n/a*
   Single (n = 402) 45.9 44.9 48.8 42.9 37.3 54.6 56.6 42.4  
   Divorced/separated/widowed (n = 69) 7.9 3.4 4.8 4.8 7.9 6.5 1.9 25.6  
Religion %          
   Muslim (n = 266) 30.4 5.6 100 100 0.8 21.3 0 0 n/a*
   Christian (n = 335) 38.3 1.3 0 0 99.2 78.7 34.0 83.2  
   Hindu (n = 164) 18.7 70.1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
   Sikh (n = 54) 6.2 23.1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
   Confucian (n = 30) 3.4 0 0 0 0 0 56.6 0  
   Other (n = 26) 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 9.4 16.8  
Main language spoken at home %          n/a*
   English (n = 736) 84.1 84.5 69.3 71.4 100 89.8 56.6 100  
   Urdu (n = 21) 1.5 0 7.8 0 0 0 0 0  
   Punjabi (n = 67) 6.5 8.1 22.9 0 0 0 0 0  
   Gujarati (n = 17) 2.1 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0  
   Sylheti (n = 18) 1.9 0 0 28.6 0 0 0 0  
   Cantonese (n = 23) 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 43.4 0  
   Other (n = 11) 1.3 0 0 0 0 10.2 0 0  
Locality %          
   London (n = 365) 41.7 25.6 42.2 66.7 52.4 75.0 34.0 22.4 χ2(18, 875) = 228.0, P < 0.001
   Midlands (n = 258) 29.5 42.3 34.3 9.5 31.0 9.3 15.1 31.2  
   South (n = 258) 9.3 2.6 2.4 14.3 5.6 4.6 30.2 27.2  
   North (n = 171) 19.5 29.5 21.1 9.5 11.1 11.1 20.8 19.2  
Employment status %          
   Full-time (n = 428) 48.9 62.0 51.2 46.0 42.9 50.9 58.5 23.2 χ2(12, 875) = 71.9, P < 0.001
   Part-time (n = 167) 19.1 10.3 13.9 22.2 23.8 18.5 13.2 39.2  
   Not working (n = 280) 32.0 27.8 34.9 31.7 33.3 30.6 28.3 37.6  
Socio-economic category %          
   AB Managerial/professional (n = 178) 20.3 25.2 23.5 19.0 14.3 19.4 24.5 12.8 χ2(24, 875) = 58.2, P < 0.001
   C1 Supervisory (n = 242) 27.7 25.2 33.1 25.4 27.8 25.9 28.3 27.2  
   C2 Skilled manual workers (n = 232) 26.5 30.3 25.3 14.3 30.2 20.4 26.4 28.8  
   D Semi-skilled/unskilled manual workers (n = 143) 16.3 15.4 7.8 20.6 15.9 19.4 17.0 24.8  
   E State pensioners/unemployed (n = 80) 9.1 3.8 10.2 20.6 11.9 14.8 3.8 6.4  
Weekly income %          
   £300 or less (n = 339) 38.8 31.9 47.6 38.1 37.3 45.4 22.6 43.2 χ2(12, 873) = 34.3, P = 0.001
   £301–£500 (n = 344) 39.4 47.8 36.1 41.3 35.7 33.3 34.0 38.4  
   £501 or more (n = 190) 21.8 20.3 16.3 20.6 27.0 21.3 43.4 18.4  
  1. * insufficient counts per cell to perform Chi-square test