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Table 1 Sample characteristics. Study sample (n = 6008), gross sample of 50–80 years olds (n = 6807) compared to the same-aged Danish population (n = 2.054.477)

From: To do or not to do – a survey study on factors associated with participating in the Danish screening program for colorectal cancer

  Study sample (%) Gross sample (%) DK population (%)
Sex
 Female 52.9 52.5 50.9
Age
 50–60 39.9 38.8 42.3
 61–70 37.4 36.6 32.1
 71–80 22.7 24.6 25.6
Education
 < 10 years 18.5 18.9 27.3
 11–13 years 44.2 44.0 43.8
 > 13 years 37.3 37.1 28.9
Work status
 Working   51.7 48.3
 Not working   48.3 51.5
Personal income
 < 27.000 Euro   34.9 42.3
 27.000–40.000 Euro   32.7 30.6
 > 40.000 Euro   32.4 27.0
Birthplace
 Denmark   94.9 92.0
Residence in DK
 Capital (Copenhagen)   28.7 28.3
 Zealand   16.1 16.3
 Jutland + Funen   55.2 55.3