Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of participants (n=1200)

CharacteristicNumber (%)
Gender
 Male578 (48.2)
 Female622 (51.8)
Age (years)
 18–29425 (35.4)
 30–39208 (17.3)
 40–49192 (16.0)
 50–59209 (17.4)
 >60166 (13.8)
 Mean±SD40.31±16.73
Marital status
 Single467 (38.9)
 Married733 (61.1)
Residence
 City434 (36.2)
 Rural766 (63.8)
Educational Level
 Uneducated or elementary
school
294 (24.5)
 High school498 (41.5)
 College or above408 (34.0)
Occupation
 Farmer399 (33.3)
 Worker283 (23.6)
 White collar243 (20.3)
 Student275 (22.9)
Income
 <¥2000 (<US$300)575 (47.9)
 ¥2000–5000 (US$300–755)456 (38.0)
 >¥5000 (>US$755)169 (14.1)
Family history of gastric cancer
 Yes58 (4.8)
 No1142 (95.2)
Family history of cancer
 Yes198 (16.5)
 No1002 (83.5)
Health status
 Unhealthy130 (10.8)
 Suboptimal672 (56.0)
 Healthy398 (33.2)
Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract
 Yes248 (20.7)
 No952 (79.3)