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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the 39027 women in the cervical cancer screening group, 15877 women in the breast cancer screening group, and 14297 people in the FOBT screening group

From: The validity of self-reported cancer screening history and the role of social disadvantage in Ontario, Canada

   Cervical group Breast group FOBT group FOBT group (male) FOBT group (female)
  Response No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Gender Male n/a   n/a   6705 46.9 6705 100.0 n/a  
  Female 39027 100.0 15877 100.0 7592 53.1    7592 100.0
Age 24-52 years 26622 68.2 n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
  53-69 years 12405 31.8 n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
  missing   0.0         
Birthplace Foreign born 7737 19.8 3835 24.2 3547 24.8 1679 25.0 1868 24.6
  Canadian born 31268 80.1 12030 75.8 10739 75.1 5021 74.9 5718 75.3
  missing 22 0.1 12 0.1 11 0.1 5 0.1 6 0.1
Immigrant status* Immigrated ≤5 yrs ago 390 1.0 42 0.3 46 0.3 20 0.3 26 0.3
  Immigrated >5 yrs ago 7087 18.2 3700 23.3 3410 23.9 1613 24.1 1797 23.7
  missing 31550 80.8 12135 76.4 10841 75.8 5072 75.6 5769 76.0
Ethnicity Non-White 3509 9.0 882 5.6 820 5.7 414 6.2 406 5.3
  White 34905 89.4 14771 93.0 13185 92.2 6148 91.7 7037 92.7
  missing 613 1.6 224 1.4 292 2.0 143 2.1 149 2.0
Education status Less than high school 4909 12.6 3852 24.3 3546 24.8 1685 25.1 1861 24.5
  High school or higher 33939 87.0 11928 75.1 10661 74.6 4974 74.2 5687 74.9
  missing 179 0.5 97 0.6 90 0.6 46 0.7 44 0.6
Employment Not employed 12159 31.2 8875 55.9 7557 52.9 3124 46.6 4433 58.4
  Employed 26832 68.8 6986 44.0 6720 47.0 3572 53.3 3148 41.5
  missing 36 0.1 16 0.1 20 0.1 9 0.1 11 0.1
Mother tongue Non-English 8849 22.7 3831 24.1 3561 24.9 1707 25.5 1854 24.4
  English 30151 77.3 12035 75.8 10722 75.0 4991 74.4 5731 75.5
  missing 27 0.1 11 0.1 14 0.1 7 0.1 7 0.1
Household income $30,000 or less 19692 50.5 9129 57.5 6606 46.2 2224 33.2 4382 57.7
  More than $30,000 16838 43.1 5197 32.7 6456 45.2 4008 59.8 2448 32.2
  missing 2497 6.4 1551 9.8 1235 8.6 473 7.1 762 10.0
Self-perceived health Poor 1078 2.8 757 4.8 625 4.4 316 4.7 309 4.1
  Fair 3112 8.0 2066 13.0 1759 12.3 868 12.9 891 11.7
  Good 10043 25.7 4595 28.9 4242 29.7 2030 30.3 2212 29.1
  Very Good 15227 39.0 5519 34.8 5030 35.2 2317 34.6 2713 35.7
  Excellent 9555 24.5 2933 18.5 2630 18.4 1166 17.4 1464 19.3
  missing 12 0.0 7 0.0 11 0.1 8 0.1 3 0.0
Overall   39027 100.0 15877 100.0 14297 100.0 6705 100.0 7592 100.0
  1. *Among those who were foreign-born.