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Table 1 Self-reported characteristics of respondents (n = 1356)

From: Public stated preferences and predicted uptake for genome-based colorectal cancer screening

Characteristics Total (%) United Kingdom (%) The Netherlands (%)  
Response/invited 1649/2225 (74) 870/1100 (79) 779/1125 (69)  
Completed questionnaires 1356 (61) 763 (69) 593 (53) p < 0.001
Gender     p = 0.842
  Male 691 (51) 387 (51) 304 (51)  
  Female 665 (49) 376 (49) 289 (49)  
Age (years) 60.5 (5.9) 60.7 (6.1) 60.2 (5.8) p = 0.127
Marital status     p = 0.923
  Married 896 (66) 505 (66) 391 (66)  
  Not married 460 (34) 258 (34) 202 (34)  
Current employment status     p < 0.001
  Full-time 248 (18) 137 (18) 111 (19)  
  Part-time 167 (12) 82 (11) 85 (14)  
  Self-employed 88 (7) 61 (8) 27 (5)  
  Homemaker 150 (11) 51 (7) 99 (17)  
  Unemployed 122 (9) 73 (10) 49 (8)  
  Retired 581 (43) 359 (47) 222 (37)  
Education     p < 0.001
  Public/primary school 96 (7) 63 (8) 33 (6)  
  High school 605 (45) 260 (34) 345 (58)  
  Trade/technical qualification 205 (15) 136 (18) 69 (12)  
  College/university 450 (33) 304 (40) 146 (25)  
Family history CRC     p < 0.001
  Yes 147 (11) 63 (8) 84 (14)  
  No 1123 (83) 655 (86) 468 (79)  
  Do not know 86 (6) 45 (6) 41 (7)  
Experience with screening     p < 0.001
  Yes 438 (32) 325 (43) 113 (19)  
  No 918 (68) 438 (57) 480 (81)  
Health status     p < 0.001
  Excellent 105 (8) 49 (6) 56 (9)  
  Very good 328 (24) 218 (29) 110 (19)  
  Good 498 (37) 254 (33) 244 (41)  
  Fair 333 (25) 181 (24) 152 (26)  
  Poor 92 (7) 61 (8) 31 (5)  
Perceived risk developing CRC     p = 0.663
  Yes 317 (23) 175 (23) 142 (24)  
  No 1039 (77) 588 (77) 451 (76)