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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants by cancer screening status (n = 5626)

From: Employment conditions and use of gastric cancer screening services in Korea: a nationwide survey

Variable n Weighted %c Regular gastric cancer screening P-value
Yes (n = 2626) No (n = 3000)
Weighted %c Weighted %c  
Age (years)
 40–49 2125 49.7 43.3 56.7 < 0.001
 50–59 1663 31.8 51.4 48.6  
 60–69 1204 13.3 50.3 49.7  
  ≥ 70 634 5.2 39.0 61.0  
Gender
 Male 2878 61.3 47.0 53.0 0.977
 Female 2748 38.7 46.3 53.7  
Educational levela
 Below middle school 2066 25.5 45.8 54.2 < 0.001
 Middle or high school 2577 51.8 45.4 54.6  
 College or above 982 22.7 51.9 48.1  
Marital statusa
 Married 4782 87.4 48.1 51.9 < 0.001
 Not married (single, divorced, widowed) 819 12.6 38.3 61.7  
Monthly household incomea  
  < 1000 USD 1324 14.7 42.2 57.8 < 0.001
 1000–3000 USD 2174 40.6 45.6 54.4  
  ≥ 3000 USD 2039 44.6 51.1 48.9  
Alcohol consumption
 Non-binge drinker 3724 59.0 46.9 53.1 0.007
 Binge drinker 1504 32.2 47.7 52.3  
 Frequent binge drinker 398 8.8 40.7 59.3  
Smokinga
 Never 3045 45.3 47.5 52.5 < 0.001
 Ex-smoker 1303 26.7 50.6 49.4  
 Current smoker 1274 27.9 40.6 59.4  
Employment statusa
 Wage worker 2505 51.2 48.9 51.1 0.001
 Self-employed 2511 42.0 43.2 56.8  
 Unpaid family worker 598 6.8 52.3 47.7  
Occupational typea
 Professional/manager/ administrator 684 15.7 52.5 47.5 < 0.001
 Office worker/clerk 382 8.8 55.2 44.8  
 Sales/service worker 1147 23.1 40.8 59.2  
 Agricultural/fishery worker 1470 13.7 49.5 50.5  
 Plant/machine operator 860 20.7 42.0 58.0  
 Manual worker 1077 17.9 46.0 54.0  
Industrya
 Agriculture/fishery/ mining 1745 18.0 49.6 50.4 < 0.001
 Manufacturing 590 13.5 52.2 47.8  
 Construction 368 9.6 36.7 63.3  
 Other services 2868 58.9 45.1 54.9  
Work hours (/week)a
  ≤ 40 2400 41.6 46.3 53.7 0.109
 41–59 1732 32.2 49.8 50.2  
  ≥ 60 1446 26.2 43.9 56.1  
Work schedulea
 Day work 4757 82.6 47.2 52.8 0.290
 Shift work 837 17.4 43.9 56.2  
Work typea
 Full time 4758 85.6 47.4 52.6 0.022
 Part time 844 14.4 43.4 56.6  
Wage workers(n = 2505)
Employment status by employment contract term and job securityb
 Regular worker 1506 64.5 52.2 47.8 < 0.001
 Temporary worker 498 17.6 48.4 51.6  
 Daily worker 483 17.9 38.9 61.1  
Employment status by salary source and business commandb
 Working in original company 2155 87.1 50.5 49.5 0.001
 Dispatched worker 76 3.2 32.9 67.1  
 Outsourced worker 249 9.7 43.0 57.0  
  1. a The totals do not equal 5626 because of missing data
  2. b Measured only in the wage workers (n = 2505), and totals do not equal 2505 because of missing data
  3. c Weighted % was generated using the SAS SURVEYFREQ procedure, to account for weighting and clustering