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Table 1 Percentages and frequencies of demographic characteristics, source of information, oral cancer screening and attitude towards it and knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer

From: Oral Cancer Awareness Among Dental Patients in Omdurman, Sudan: a cross-sectional Study

Characteristics Totals % (n)
Age
  < 40 68(340)
  ≥ 40 32(160)
Gender
 Male 35.6(178)
 Female 64.4(322)
Employment
 Not employment 3.6(18)
 Employment 86.4(482)
Residence
 Suburban 5.8(29)
 Urban 84.2(471)
Source of information
 From media 66.1(290)
 From direct contact 33.9(149)
Ever heard of oral cancer
 No 14.4(72)
 Yes 85.6(428)
Knowledge of signs and symptoms
 Poor 42.3(210)
 Good 57.7(286)
Knowledge of risk factors
 Poor 51(201)
 Good 49(193)
Ever screened for oral cancer
 No 93.2(466)
 Yes 6.8(34)
Attitude towards oral cancer screening
 Negative attitude 33.6(168)
 Positive attitude 66.4(332)
Believes about oral cancer
 False belief 47.5(237)
 Correct belief 52.5(262)