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Table 1 Characteristics of service user participants

From: Influences on uptake of cancer screening in mental health service users: a qualitative study

  London (n = 29) n/range (mean) Dorset (n = 16) n/range (mean) Total (n = 45) n (%)/range (mean)
Gender
 Female 26 13 39 (87 %)
 Male 3 3 6 (13 %)
Age 33–70 (51) 26–73 (46) 26–73 (49)
Ethnicitya
 White British 15 16 31 (69 %)
 Black or Black British – African 3 0 3 (7 %)
 Black or Black British – Caribbean 5 0 5 (11)
 Mixed – white and Black African 2 0 2 (4 %)
 Mixed – white and Black Caribbean 2 0 2 (4 %)
 Otherb 2 0 2 (4 %)
Diagnosisc
 Schizophrenia 2 1 3 (7 %)
 Schizoaffective disorder 4 1 5 (11 %)
 Bipolar disorderd 12 3 15 (33 %)
 Other psychosis 1 1 2 (4 %)
 Depressione 4 3 7 (16 %)
 Depression & anxiety 3 2 5 (11 %)
 Anxiety disorder 1 1 2 (4 %)
 Personality disorderd 2 1 3 (7 %)
 Personality disorder & depressione 0 3 3 (7 %)
Duration of diagnosis (years) 1–50 (20) 6–44 (15) 1–50 (19)
Current mental healthcare
 Inpatient 4 10 14 (31 %)
 Community Mental Health Team 10 6 16 (36 %)
 Primary care 15 0 15 (33 %)
Type(s) of screening discussed
 Cervical only 16 9 25 (56 %)
 Breast only 3 0 3 (7 %)
 Bowel only 3 3 6 (13 %)
 Cervical and breast 7 3 10 (22 %)
 Cervical, breast and bowel 0 1 1 (2 %)
  1. aSelf-reported
  2. bArab (n = 1), Asian or black British – Indian (n = 1)
  3. cSelf-reported, apart from in one case where participant did not know and information was obtained from clinical staff with participant consent
  4. dIncluding 1 with co-morbid ADHD
  5. eIncluding 1 with co-morbid anorexia