Table 1.

Demographic characteristics, N = 29

Characteristicn
Age
  Mean (SD), years58.76 (6.39)
Sex ratio
  Male: female14:15
Ethnicity
  White/white British/white other25
  Asian/Asian British3
  Black/African/Caribbean/black British1
Location
  Southeast (Guildford)15
  Yorkshire/Humber (Bradford)14
Environment
  Urban13
  Rural16
Education level
  Degree or higher degree15
  Higher education qualification below degree level3
  A-levels (AS levels/Advanced diploma/equivalent)3
  O Level/GCSE8
Marital status
  Single/never married2
  Married/living with partner23
  Divorced/separated3
  Widowed1
Car ownership
  No2
  Yes, one12
  Yes, two or more15
Living arrangements
  Home owned outright10
  Home owned with mortgage16
  Renting from local authority or housing association2
  Renting privately1
Employment status
  Employed full-time3
  Employed part-time10
  Unemployed1
  Self-employed5
  Full-time homemaker2
  Retired7
  Disabled or too ill to work1
Smoking status
  No, has never smoked17
  Not now, but used to smoke9
  Yes, is current smoker2
  Missing1
Test received
  Ultrasound17
  CT scan11
  Endoscopy (other)4
  Mammogram2
  Chest X-ray6
  Colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy6
  Biopsy1
  PSA3
Presence of disease in close family/extended family/friend
  Heart disease18
  Cancer24
  Asthma11
  • CT = computed tomography. PSA = prostate-specific antigen.