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Table 3 Interest in colorectal screening

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
Interest          
   Yes, definitely (n = 80) 9.1 6.0 6.0 7.9 7.9 4.6 11.3 24.0  
   Yes, probably (n = 519) 59.3 64.1 68.7 58.7 57.1 60.2 64.2 37.6  
   Probably not (n = 138) 15.8 12.4 14.5 15.9 12.7 14.8 13.2 28.8 χ2(18, 875) = 79.0, P < 0.001
   Definitely not (n = 138) 15.8 17.5 10.8 17.5 22.2 20.4 11.3 9.6  
Interest dichotomised          
   Yes (n = 599) 68.5 70.1 74.7 66.7 65.1 64.8 75.5 61.6 χ2(6, 875) = 8.6, P = 0.195
   No (n = 276) 31.5 29.9 25.3 33.3 34.9 35.2 24.5 38.4  
Interest in those aged 45+          
   Yes (n = 167) 64.0 62.0 76.7 41.7 62.5 50.0 73.3 65.2 χ2(6, 261) = 7.9, P = 0.243
   No (n = 94) 36.0 38.0 23.3 58.3 37.5 50.0 26.7 34.8  
   Reasons for interest in screening (open-ended question) (n = 599)          
Peace of mind (n = 565) 94.3 95.1 91.1 97.6 93.9 91.4 95.0 98.7  
Important/can't ignore (n = 16) 2.3 3.7 3.2 2.4 1.2 4.3 2.5 .0  
Health maintenance (e.g. having a health check) (n = 14) 2.7 1.2 4.0 .0 3.7 4.3 2.5 .0  
Ease of having test (e.g. test sounds easy) (n = 4) 0.7 .0 1.6 .0 1.2 .0 .0 1.3 n/a*
   Reasons for lack of interest in screening (open-ended question) (n = 276)          
Embarassment/shyness/shame (n = 68) 24.6 25.7 23.8 23.8 27.3 23.7 30.8 20.8  
Not interested (n = 36) 13.0 11.4 4.8 23.8 15.9 18.4 15.4 10.4  
Acceptability of method(n = 30) 10.9 4.3 11.9 4.8 11.4 18.4 15.4 14.6  
Other priorities (n = 24) 8.7 5.7 16.7 9.5 11.4 5.3 .0 8.3  
Pain(n = 19) 6.9 10.0 4.8 4.8 6.8 7.9 .0 6.3  
Fear (n = 17) 6.2 4.3 4.8 4.8 9.1 2.6 7.7 10.4  
No need/healthy/not necessary(n = 15) 5.4 7.1 4.8 .0 4.5 7.9 7.7 4.2  
Other (n = 14) 5.1 4.3 7.1 .0 6.8 2.6 7.7 6.3  
Values/culture/religion (n = 11) 4.0 5.7 7.1 4.8 .0 7.9 .0 .0  
Prefer alternative method(n = 10) 3.6 5.7 4.8 4.8 4.5 .0 .0 2.1  
Lack of time(n = 8) 2.9 .0 .0 9.5 .0 .0 .0 12.5  
Don't know/not sure (n = 8) 2.9 4.3 4.8 4.8 .0 2.6 7.7 .0  
Last resort (n = 6) 2.2 4.3 2.4 4.8 2.3 .0 .0 .0  
Need more info (n = 5) 1.8 4.3 .0 .0 .0 2.6 .0 2.1  
Don't want to think about it (n = 5) 1.8 2.9 2.4 .0 .0 .0 7.7 2.1 n/a*
   Perceived barriers to screening uptake among community          
Embarassment/shame (n = 752) 85.9 97.0 97.0 100.0 95.2 100.0 96.2 17.6  
Nothing (n = 56) 6.4 .4 .6 .0 0.8 .0 1.9 41.6  
Logistics (time/place) (n = 30) 3.4 .0 .0 1.6 0.8 .0 .0 22.4  
Other priorities (n = 9) 1.0 .9 .0 .0 0 .0 .0 5.6  
Low level of awareness/interest (n = 9) 1.0 .0 .0 .0 0 .0 .0 7.2  
Pain (n = 9) 1.0 1.3 1.2 .0 1.6 .0 1.9 .8  
Culture/religion (n = 6) 0.7 .4 2.4 .0 0.8 .0 .0 .0  
Concerns about the test (n = 5) 0.6 .0 .0 .0 0.8 .0 .0 3.2  
Fear (n = 2) 0.2 .0 .0 .0 0 .0 .0 1.6  
Stigma (n = 2) 0.2 .4 .0 .0 0.8 .0 .0 .0 n/a*
  1. *insufficient counts per cell to perform Chi-square test.
  2. NB: counts do not add up to 100% in each column as some participants mentioned more than one factor