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Table 2 Summary of knowledge of cancer age-related risk and its prevalence in Gaza

From: Knowledge level of cancer symptoms and risk factors in the Gaza Strip: a cross-sectional study

QuestionTotal
(n = 2886)
n (%)
Adolescents
(n = 1457)
n (%)
Adults
(n = 1429)
n (%)
p valueFemales
(n = 1483)
n (%)
Males
(n = 1403)
n (%)
p value
In the next year, who is most likely to develop cancer?
Someone in their:
 20’s260 (9.0)104 (7.1)156 (10.9)< 0.001132 (8.9)128 (9.1)< 0.001
 30’s175 (6.1)54 (3.7)121 (8.5) 88 (5.9)87 (6.2) 
 40’s183 (6.3)64 (4.4)119 (8.3) 82 (5.5)101 (7.2) 
 50’s115 (4.0)39 (2.7)76 (5.3) 49 (3.3)66 (4.7) 
 60’s94 (3.3)31 (2.1)63 (4.4) 33 (2.2)61 (4.3) 
 70’s27 (0.9)9 (0.6)18 (1.3) 10 (0.7)17 (1.2) 
 80’s35 (1.2)6 (0.4)29 (2.0) 13 (0.9)22 (1.6) 
 Cancer is unrelated to age1885 (65.3)1047 (71.9)838 (58.7) 1063 (71.7)822 (58.6) 
 I do not know112 (3.9)103 (7.1)9 (0.6) 13 (0.9)99 (7.1) 
What do you think is the most common cancer in women?
 Breast cancer2220 (76.9)981 (67.3)1239 (86.7)< 0.0011116 (75.3)1104 (78.7)0.010
 Uterine cancer63 (2.2)29 (2.0)34 (2.4) 30 (2.0)33 (2.4) 
 Cervical cancer23 (0.8)15 (1.0)8 (0.6) 9 (0.6)14 (1.0) 
 Leukemia21 (0.7)8 (0.5)13 (0.9) 6 (0.4)15 (1.1) 
 Colon cancer11 (0.4)2 (0.1)9 (0.6) 6 (0.4)5 (0.4) 
 Others37 (1.3)16 (1.2)21 (1.5) 15 (0.9)22 (1.4) 
 I do not know511 (17.7)406 (27.9)105 (7.3) 301 (20.3)210 (15.0) 
What do you think is the most common cancer in men?
 Lung cancer620 (21.5)244 (16.7)376 (26.3)< 0.001284 (19.2)336 (23.9)< 0.001
 Prostate cancer627 (21.7)241 (16.5)386 (27.0) 322 (21.7)305 (21.7) 
 Leukemia245 (8.5)110 (7.5)135 (9.4) 108 (7.3)137 (9.8) 
 Brain cancer90 (3.1)50 (3.4)40 (2.8) 49 (3.3)41 (2.9) 
 Colon cancer196 (6.8)33 (2.3)163 (11.4) 80 (5.4)116 (8.3) 
 Liver cancer74 (2.6)48 (3.3)26 (1.8) 34 (2.3)40 (2.9) 
 Testicular cancer46 (1.6)32 (2.2)14 (1.0) 26 (1.8)20 (1.4) 
 Others214 (7.4)148 (10.3)66 (4.7) 100 (6.7)114 (8.1) 
 I do not know774 (26.8)551 (37.8)223 (15.6) 480 (32.3)294 (21.0) 
  1. n number of participants tested