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Table 1 Baseline Demographics of study participants

From: Cancer and how the patients see it; prevalence and perception of risk factors: a cross-sectional survey from a tertiary care centre of Karachi, Pakistan

Baseline Demographics
Mean Age, in years 42.3 ± 15.07
  Number (n) Percentage (%)
Gender
 Male 198 49.3
 Female 204 50.7
Marital status
 Married 310 77.1
 Single 73 18.2
 Divorced 3 0.7
 Separated 3 0.7
 Widowed 3 0.7
Ethnicity
 Sindhi 94 23.4
 Balochi 44 10.9
 Pathan 33 8.2
 Punjabi 40 10
 Others 191 47.5
Socioeconomic status
Upper Class 3 0.7
Middle Class 47 11.7
Lower Class 91 22.6
Poor Class 111 27.6
Extremely Poor 91 22.6
Unemployed 59 14.7
Education level
 Illiterate 190 47.3
 Primary 100 24.9
 Secondary 73 18.2
 Graduate 36 9.0
 Postgraduate 3 0.7
 The patient knows about his/her cancer 336 83.6
 Data collected from the patient 265 65.9
 Data Collected from Attendant 136 33.8
  Number (n) Percentage (%)
Co-morbid
 DMa 22 5.5
 HTNb 56 13.9
 IHDc 13 3.2
 COPDd 7 1.7
 TBe 34 8.5
 Hepatitis 19 4.7
Associated factors
 Smoking 63 15.7
 Smokeless Tobacco 132 32.8
 Alcohol 2 0.5
 Biomass Exposure 147 36.6
Duration of factors’ consumption
 Duration of Smoking 15[10–30]
 Duration of Smokeless Tobacco 12 [5–20]
 Duration of Alcohol 17.5 ± 3.5
Industrial Exposure Among Patients
 Industrial experience 66 16.4
Industry
 Garments/ Textile Industry 56 93.3
 Metal Industry 2 3.3
 Others 2 3.3
Designation
 Labour 46 78
 Office work 3 5.1
 Others 10 16.9
  1. aDiabetes Mellitus, bHypertension, cIschemic Heart Disease, dChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, eTuberculosis