Table 3.

Intention to have gastric cancer screening within the next 2 y and preferred method

CharacteristicsHaving screening intention (n = 1,625)
Preference for future screening method (n = 1,625)
%PUGI (%)Endoscopy (%)P
Total52.233.067.0
Gender
    Male49.40.02732.867.20.896
    Female54.933.166.9
Age (y)
    40-4955.2<0.00132.867.20.893
    50-5957.732.967.1
    60-6948.434.265.8
    ≥7030.630.669.4
Education (y)
    Did not complete high school45.4<0.00134.665.40.222
    High school graduate or more57.431.768.3
Monthly household income (US$)
    <2,00047.0<0.00136.963.10.017
    2,000-2,99952.330.169.9
    ≥3,00059.530.269.8
Previous health checkup
    No35.4<0.00136.863.20.115
    Yes58.931.468.6
    Missing (don't know)42.736.064.0
Family history for gastric cancer
    No52.00.43533.266.80.408
    Yes57.427.872.2
Smoking status
    Current smoker46.80.03632.767.30.972
    Ex-smoker53.633.766.3
    Nonsmoker54.233.067.0
Alcohol consumption
    None in the past 30 d51.40.52034.565.50.462
    Once a week or less55.530.169.9
    Two or 3 d per week53.233.067.0
    Four or more days per week48.930.969.1
Previous screening history
    No screening30.5<0.00137.362.70.001
    Prior screening53.935.364.7
    Up-to-date screening75.227.872.2
Previous screening methods
    No up-to-date screening*34.7<0.00136.963.1<0.001
    UGI (≤2 y)81.452.247.8
    Endoscopy (≤2 y)71.118.681.4
    Both (≤2 y)82.131.069.0
  • * Includes no screening and prior screening but not up-to-date screening.