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Table 2 Beliefs about prevalence and incidence

From: Men and women: beliefs about cancer and about screening

  % of votes cast % voting for each cancer as one of the two most common:   
   Women Men χ2 p =
Two most common cancers     
Bowel 19.0 41.3 32.9 13.24 0.00
Breast 37.5 74.7 73.6 0.32 0.57
Cervical 4.2 10.1 6.0 9.41 0.00
Lung 15.6 30.3 31.8 0.48 0.49
Prostate 14.1 21.6 35.9 44.97 0.00
Skin (melanoma) 9.6 19.3 18.7 0.10 0.75
Estimated cancer incidence     
Over-estimate   34.7 33.2 5.93 0.05
Correct   44.2 40.7   
Under-estimate   21.2 26.1