Table 2

Oral cancer risk perceptions among oral cancer screening participants

QuestionsSubsample assessedMuch less than others n (%)Slightly less than others n (%)About the same as others n (%)Slightly more than others n (%)Much more than others n (%)Total n (%)
“Compared to other people my age and sex my chances of having oral cancer in the future are .….”Nonsmokers193 (36)93 (17)186 (35)49 (9)16 (3)537 (100)
“Compared to other people my age and sex my chances of having oral cancer in the future are .….”Smokers37 (17)22 (10)88 (41)51 (23)20 (9)218 (100)
“Compared to other smokers my age and sex, my chances of having oral cancer in the future are .….”Smokers40 (18)30 (13)101 (45)34 (15)19 (9)224 (100)
“Compared to nonsmokers my age and sex, my chances of having oral cancer in the future are .….”Smokers26 (12)17 (7)38 (17)75 (33)70 (31)226 (100)