Table 2

GPs' knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors

Knowledge of risk factors
For each of the following, please indicate whether you believe they influence the risk of developing prostate cancer’
Number who answered correctly (n=196)Per cent
Increased age (over 50 years) (increases risk)19197.4
1st degree relative with prostate cancer (increases risk)16282.7
1st degree relative with breast cancer (increases risk)6131.1
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (does not affect risk)4321.9
Current smoking (does not affect risk)3618.4
High dietary fat intake (does not affect risk)3517.9
  • GPs, general practitioners.