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Table 1 Proportion of respondents who believe (a) health condition ‘can result from drinking too much alcohol’; (b) risk of specific cancer type is increased by drinking alcohol

From: Public awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer in England in 2015: a population-based survey

(a) General health condition Believe health condition can result from drinking too much alcohol (N = 2100)
  Yes (%) No (%) Don’t know (%)
Alcohol-related conditions
 Liver disease 94.6 2.4 3.0
 Being overweight or obese 83.8 7.4 8.7
 Heart disease 73.3 10.0 16.7
 Diabetes 58.5 15.9 25.6
 High cholesterol 52.1 19.7 28.1
 Cancer 46.9 24.1 29.0
Condition not related to alcohol
 Arthritis 14.3 46.2 39.5
(b) Specific cancer type Believe risk of specific cancer type is increased by drinking alcohol (N = 2100)
  Yes (%) No (%) Don’t know (%)
Alcohol-related cancers
 Liver 80.0 5.8 14.2
 Colon and rectal 38.5 23.0 38.5
 Breast 17.8 38.7 43.5
 Mouth and throat 48.1 19.5 32.4
Cancer potentially related to alcohol
 Stomach 57.1 13.6 29.3
Cancers not related to alcohol
 Bladder 54.3 15.0 30.7
 Brain 31.8 27.2 41.1
 Ovarian 16.5 38.0 45.5