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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Risk perception among Brazilian individuals with high risk for colorectal cancer and colonoscopy

Sample characteristics N %
Age   
   Up to 50 years 73 62.4
   50 years or more 44 37.6
Gender   
   Female 97 74.4
   Male 30 25.6
Education level   
   Elementary 22 18.8
   High-school 46 39.3
   College 49 41.9
Family income(monthly)*   
   Up to US$1,098 31 26.5
   From US$1,098 to US$2,746 27 23.1
   More than US$2,747 33 28.2
Religion   
   Catholic/other 100 85.5
   Evangelic/Protestant 9 7.7
Risk classification   
   Bethesda criteria 53 45.3
   Amsterdam criteria 64 54.7
Death of a family member from colorectal cancer   
   No 24 20.5
   Yes 93 79.5
Received information regarding colorectal risk   
   No 12 10.3
   Yes 105 89.7
Colonoscopy compliance   
   No or Inadequate 65 55.6
   Yes 52 44.4
   Total 117 100.0
  1. * 26 individuals did not respond.