Table 2

Distribution of demographic, life-style and psychosocial factors among respondents having registered (confirmed cancer) and only self-reported cancer (non-confirmed cancer)
Confirmed Non-confirmed P-value
N=330 % N=140 %
Gender 0.687
  Female 73.9 72.1
  Male 26.1 27.9
Age-group <0.001
  55-59 58.8 42.9
  45-49 27.3 26.4
  35-39 8.8 20.7
  25-29 4.8 10.0
Education 0.296
  Lower 64.5 69.6
  Higher 35.5 30.4
Marital status 0.806
  Marriage/cohabitation 70.3 71.4
  Single/widow/divorced 29.7 28.6
Living 0.947
  With ≥1 persons 76.5 76.8
  With 0 persons 23.5 23.2
Obesity 0.003
  BMI < 30 70.9 56.7
  BMI ≥ 30 29.1 43.3
Smoking 0.105
  No 46.8 42.4
  Quitted 35.1 28.8
  Regular (<5 cigarettes/day) 1.6 2.4
  Regular (≥5 cigarettes/day) 16.6 26.4
Alcohol use 0.408
  None or minimal 40.1 40.7
  Moderate 55.7 52.1
  Heavy 4.3 7.1
Exercise activity 0.593
  Much (met≥2) 71.0 68.6
  Little (met<2) 29.0 31.4
Stress 0.102
  Low 27.7 24.6
  Moderate 51.1 44.8
  High 21.2 30.6
Depression 0.044
  Beck 0-19 93.8 88.2
  Beck ≥20 6.2 11.8
Hostility 0.415
  Low 24.2 19.3
  Moderate 56.0 62.1
  High 19.9 18.6
Optimism 0.096
  High 32.8 23.9
  Moderate 46.0 47.8
  Low 21.2 28.4
Life satisfaction 0.466
  High 18.7 19.6
  Moderate 58.6 52.9
  Low 22.7 27.5
Childhood adversities (n) 0.293
  0 33.7 26.4
  1 27.7 30.0
  2-6 38.6 43.6
Negative events 0.515
  Few (0-2) 72.3 69.3
  Many (>2) 27.7 30.7
Positive events 0.456
  Many (>2) 83.8 86.6
  Few (0-2) 16.2 13.4
Social support (points) <0.001
  ≥18 8.2 5.7
  12-17 29.7 12.9
  6-11 53.6 63.6
  0-5 8.5 17.9
Support type 0.231
  Gets as much as gives 41.1 35.5
  Gets more than gives 27.9 25.4
  Gets less than gives 31.0 39.1

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