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Table 3 Demographic characteristics, source of information, ever screened, and attitude towards oral cancer screening by good 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 Good knowledge risk factors of oral cancer Good knowledge of signs and symptoms of oral cancer
% (n) OR (CI) % (n) OR (CI)
Age
  < 40 47.0 (124) 1.27 (0.83–1.94) 58.9 (199) 0.85(0.58–1.25)
  ≥ 40 53.1(69)   55.1 (87)
Gender
 Male 44.8 (65)   55.7 (98) 1.13(0.78–1.64)
 Female 51.4(128) 1.03(0.72–1.47) 58.8(188)
Employment
 Not employment 35.3 (6) 1.80 (0.65–4.97) 33.3(6) 2.82 (1.04–7.66)
 Employment 49.6(187)   58.6 (280)*
Residence
 Suburban 45.5(10) 1.16 (0.49–2.75) 64.3 (18) 0.74 (0.33–1.64)
 Urban 49.2(183)   57.3 (268)
Source of information
 From media 44.7(101) 1.60 (1.02–2.52) 60.1(173) 0.81(0.54–1.21)
 From direct contact 56.5(65)*   55.0% (82)
Ever heard of oral cancer
 No 48.4(30) 1.02 (0.59–1.77) 54.3(38) 1.17 (0.70–1.95)
 Yes 49.1(163)   58.2(248)
Ever screened for oral cancer
 No 48.9(180) 1.04(0.47–2.31) 57.4 (265) 1.20 (0.58–2.45)
 Yes 50(13)   61.8 (21)
Attitude towards oral cancer screening
 Negative attitude 40 (56) 1.75(1.15–2.66) 48.2 (81) 1.79 (1.22–2.60)
 Positive attitude 53.9 (137)**   62.5(205)**
Believes about oral cancer
 False believe 47.9(90) 1.07(0.72–1.60) 51.2 (122) 1.55 (1.08–2.22)
 Correct believe 49.8(102)   62.8 (164)*
  1. *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.001