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Table 3 Results of Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) Multiple Regression Analysis Examining Correlates of Sun Protection Behaviors

From: Sun protection and sunbathing practices among at-risk family members of patients with melanoma

Variable Parameter Estimatea 95% CI pvalueb
Education 0.06 0.00, 0.11 .034
Relation to patient with melanoma    .326
   Offspring Ref   
   Sibling -0.07 -0.19, 0.05  
   Parent -0.10 -0.26, 0.05  
Benefits of sunbathing -0.09 -0.14, -0.04 < .001
Sunscreen self-efficacy 0.13 0.07, 0.19 < .001
Knowledge about sunscreen and sun exposure 0.02 -0.02, 0.06 .291
Sun protection norms 0.10 0.03, 0.18 .005
Sunbathing norms -0.02 -0.08, 0.04 .440
  1. Note: a Parameter estimates are unstandardized regression coefficients. b p values are from type 3 tests of model effects.