Table 1.

Descriptive information of the sample population (n = 1,509)

VariableAll (%)Male (%)Female (%)
Gender
    Male752 (49.8)
    Female757 (50.2)
Age (y)
    40-49693 (45.9)356 (47.3)337 (44.5)
    50-59434 (28.8)222 (29.5)212 (28.0)
    60-69382 (25.3)174 (23.2)208 (27.5)
    Continuous value*52.3 (8.58)51.99 (8.37)52.62 (8.78)
Education (y)
    <9316 (20.9)93 (12.4)223 (29.4)
    9 ≤ X < 12285 (18.9)124 (16.5)161 (21.3)
    12 ≤ X < 16675 (44.7)364 (48.4)311 (41.1)
    ≥16233 (15.5)171 (22.7)62 (8.2)
Income ($)
    <1,00080 (5.3)36 (4.8)44 (5.9)
    1,000-1,999604 (40.3)292 (39)312 (41.5)
    2,000-2,999746 (49.7)392 (52.3)354 (47.1)
    ≥3,00070 (4.7)29 (3.9)41 (5.5)
Marital status
    Single26 (1.7)20 (2.7)6 (0.8)
    Married1,367 (90.6)699 (92.9)668 (88.2)
    Other116 (7.7)33 (4.4)83 (11.0)
Residence
    Metropolitan area714 (47.3)357 (47.5)357 (47.2)
    Urban607 (40.2)308 (40.9)299 (39.5)
    Rural188 (12.5)87 (11.6)101 (13.3)
Job
    Nonmanual183 (12.1)147 (19.6)36 (4.7)
    Manual831 (55.1)510 (67.8)321 (42.4)
    Housewives390 (25.8)0 (0)390 (51.5)
    Unemployed99 (6.6)91 (12.1)8 (1.1)
    Other6 (0.4)4 (0.53)2 (0.3)
Experience of stomach screening
    No699 (46.3)381 (50.7)318 (42.0)
    Yes810 (53.7)371 (49.3)439 (58.0)
Perceived risk for becoming ill with stomach cancer
    Low818 (54.2)399 (53.1)419 (55.4)
    Medium596 (39.5)303 (40.3)293 (38.7)
    High95 (6.3)50 (6.6)45 (5.9)
    Continuous value (5-point Likert scale)*2.46 (0.81)2.47 (0.82)2.44 (0.8)
Economic burden of screening
    Burden1,161 (76.9)546 (72.6)615 (81.2)
    Not a burden348 (23.1)206 (27.4)142 (18.8)
    Continuous value (4-point Likert scale)*1.94 (0.8)2.02 (0.81)1.86 (0.78)
  • * Mean (SD).