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Table 4 Level of risk assigned (% of those assigning a level)

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

Risk factor   Major Minor None χ2 p =
Being overweight Women 32.3 53.8 13.8 0.77 0.68
  Men 31.6 53.0 15.4   
Smoking tobacco Women 97.4 2.6 0.0 0.13 0.72
  Men 97.7 2.3 0.0   
Too much alcohol Women 48.9 42.2 8.9 11.55 0.00
  Men 40.6 48.0 11.3   
Lack of exercise Women 15.8 58.5 25.7 2.75 0.25
  Men 15.4 55.2 29.4   
Sexually-transmitted diseases Women 36.7 47.5 15.8 44.48 0.00
  Men 23.2 49.7 27.1   
Family history/genetic Women 77.7 22.0 0.3 21.27 0.00
  Men 71.2 26.4 2.4   
Increasing age Women 33.8 52.7 13.5 3.86 0.14
  Men 36.7 52.8 10.5   
Stress and anxiety Women 25.1 53.7 21.2 1.46 0.48
  Men 25.7 50.8 23.4