Table 1.

Participant demographics by intervention group (N = 632)

Intervention group
Tailored telephone (N = 322)Mailed (N = 310)
CharacteristicN (%)N (%)P value for difference
Gender
 Male137 (43)124 (40)0.40
Age
 <4019 (6)17 (5)
 40–4988 (27)64 (21)
 50–64132 (41)140 (45)0.50
 65+83 (26)89 (29)
Race
 African American7 (2)4 (1)
 Caucasian299 (93)290 (94)0.62
 Other10 (3)13 (4)
 Missing43
Ethnicity
 Hispanic9 (3)6 (2)0.46
 Non-Hispanic307 (95)298 (96)
 Missing66
Education
 Post college59 (18)58 (19)
 College graduate81 (25)94 (30)
 Some college/tech93 (29)102 (33)0.02
 High school72 (22)49 (16)
 Less than high school14 (4)6 (2)
 Missing31
Risk level
 HNPCC81 (25)84 (27)0.91
 High risk241 (75)226 (73)
Household income
 $70,000 or more122 (38)113 (36)
 $45,000–$69,99981 (25)78 (25)
 $30,000–$44,99952 (16)54 (17)0.51
 $15,000–$29,99929 (9)39 (13)
< $15,00016 (5)12 (4)
 Missing2214
Have health insurance
 Yes310 (96)293 (95)0.54
Have regular doctor
 Yes291 (90)291 (94)0.11
  • NOTE: Due to rounding and missing data, percentages do not always add to 100%.

  • Abbreviation: HNPCC, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer.