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Table 2 Descriptive statistics (means (SD) and percentages) of the participant characteristics in the intervention (n = 65) and the control group (n = 68)

From: Can adopting skin cancer preventive behaviors among seafarers be increased via a theory-based mobile phone-based text message intervention? A randomized clinical trial

Variables Intervention group Control group p-value 1
N (%) N (%)
Age    0.85
  ≤ 30 years old 20 (30.8) 19 (27.9)
 31–40 21 (32.3) 25 (36.8)
 41–60 24 (36.9) 24 (35.3)
Mothers` education level    0.16
 Illiterate 43 (66.2) 56 (82.4)
  ≤ 12th (grade) 22 (33.8) 10 (14.5)
  > 12th (grade) 0 (0) 2 (3)
Father` education level    0.53
 Illiterate 34 (52.3) 42 (61.8)
  ≤ 12th (grade) 23 (35.4) 23 (33.9)
  > 12th (grade) 8 (12.3) 3 (4.4)
Marital status    0.56
 Single 18 (27.7) 19 (27.9)
 Married 47 (72.3) 49 (72.1)
Education level    0.63
  ≤ 12th (grade) 42 (64.6) 49 (72.1)
  > 12th (grade) 23 (35.4) 19 (27.9)
History of sunburn in the past month    0.43
 Yes 20 (30.8) 19 (27.9)
 No 45 (69.2) 49 (72.1)
  1. 1 Results of χ2 for the comparison of differences in demographic variables between the two groups