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Table 2 Sample characteristics

From: Feasibility and acceptability of a cancer symptom awareness intervention for adults living in socioeconomically deprived communities

Variable Descriptive statistic
N* %
Age, years
 40–49 18 18
 50–59 20 21
  > 60 60 61
Sex
 Male 34 35
 Female 64 65
Deprivation Quartile
 Most deprived 56 57
 Second most deprived 20 21
 Second least deprived 19 19
 Least deprived 3 3
Employment status
 Employed 21 21
 Unemployed 27 28
 Retired 50 51
Highest level of education
 No formal qualification 54 55
 GCSE or equivalent 19 20
 Higher education below degree level 16 16
 Degree level or higher 7 7
 Other 2 2
Ethnic origin
 Welsh/English/Scottish/ Northern Irish/ British 91 93
 Bangladeshi 1 2
 African 2 2
 Caribbean 2 2
 Other 2 1
Cancer diagnosis   
 Yes 12 12
 No 86 88
  1. *N = 98, no missing data