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Table 2 Breakdown of stories over time by cancer site and newspaper genre

From: Mass media and risk factors for cancer: the under-representation of age

Time period Cancer site Publication genre Total (n = 800)
Tabloid (n = 180) Mid-market (n = 418) Serious (n = 202)
n % n % n % n %
2003–4(n = 317) Breast 49 64.5 136 72.7 41 75.9 226 71.3
Prostate 15 19.7 30 16.0 7 13.0 52 16.4
Lung 6 7.9 11 5.9 3 5.6 20 6.3
Colorectal 6 7.9 10 5.3 3 5.6 19 6.0
Total 76 42.2 187 44.7 54 26.7 317 39.6
2013–14(n = 483) Breast 70 67.3 135 58.4 83 56.1 288 59.6
Prostate 14 13.5 58 25.1 38 25.7 110 22.8
Lung 13 12.5 17 7.4 13 8.8 43 8.9
Colorectal 7 6.7 21 9.1 14 9.5 42 8.7
Total 104 57.8 231 55.3 148 73.3 483 60.4
All Breast 119 66.1 271 64.8 124 61.4 514 64.3
Prostate 29 16.1 88 21.1 45 22.3 162 20.3
Lung 19 10.6 28 6.7 16 7.9 63 7.9
Colorectal 13 7.2 31 7.4 17 8.4 61 7.6
Total 180 100 418 100 202 100 800 100