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Table 1 Descriptive data for the study population (N = 325)

From: “Appropriateness of colonoscopy according to EPAGE II in a low resource setting: a cross sectional study from Sri Lanka”

Variable Number Percentage (%)
Sex
 Male 186 57.2
 Female 139 42.8
Age
 30–39 years 37 11.4
 40–49 years 69 21.2
 50–59 years 97 29.8
 60–69 years 79 24.3
  ≥ 70 years 43 13.2
Race
 Sinhala 290 89.2
 Tamil 17 5.2
 Moor 16 4.9
 Burger 2 0.6
Religion
 Buddhism 210 64.6
 Hindu 12 3.7
 Islam 16 4.9
 Christian 87 26.8
Living area
 Urban 260 80.0
 Rural 65 20.0
Educational status
 No education 3 0.9
 Grade 1- Advanced Level 225 69.2
 Advanced Level completed 69 21.2
 Technical/Professional/Diploma 13 4.0
 University education or above 15 4.6
Marital status
 Unmarried 27 8.3
 Married/living together 262 80.6
 Marries and living separately 5 1.5
 Divorced or widowed 31 9.5
Family history of colorectal cancer among first degree relatives
 Yes 22 6.8
 No 303 93.2
Family history of other cancers among first degree relatives
 Breast cancer 14 4.3
 Ovarian cancer 1 0.3
 Uterine cancer 7 2.2
 Prostate cancer 2 0.6
 Other types of cancers 9 2.8
Smoking status
 Never actively smoked 230 70.8
 Active smoking in the past 50 15.4
 Active smoking past and present 35 10.8
 Passive smoking only 10 3.1