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Table 2 Weighted prevalence estimates and Crude and adjusted odds ratios of reporting one or more cancer symptoms

From: Associations between reporting of cancer alarm symptoms and socioeconomic and demographic determinants: a population-based, cross-sectional study

  Participants reporting of one or more symptoms
n = 2 098 weighted prevalence% (95% CI) OR (crude) 95% CI OR (adjusted)* 95% CI
Sex Men 908 40.7 (38.6 to 47.7) 1   1  
  Women 1 190 59.3 (57.2 to 61.4) 1.22 1.11 to 1.34 1.19 1.09 to 1.31
Age, years 20-39 191 31.9 (29.8 to 33.9) 1   1  
  40-59 1 090 39.0 (36.9 to 41.1) 0.98 0.83 to 1.16 0.96 0.81 to 1.14
  60-79 726 25.9 (24.0 to 27.8) 0.75 0.63 to 0.89 0.71 0.60 to 0.85
  80-99 91 3.3 (2.5 to 4.0) 0.53 0.41 to 0.69 0.48 0.37 to 0.63
Educational level Low 634 27.7 (26.9 to 28.6) 1   1  
  Medium 852 42.7 (40.6 to 44.9) 0.99 0.88 to 1.11 0.94 0.84 to 1.06
  High 568 30.0 (28.0 to 32.0) 1.02 0.91 to 1.16 0.95 0.83 to 1.08
Income level Low 496 26.7 (24.8 to 28.6) 1   1  
  Medium 1 081 51.7 (49.6 to 53.9) 1.11 0.99 to 1.24 0.98 0.87 to 1.11
  High 521 21.6 (19.8 to 23.3) 1.06 0.93 to 1.21 0.95 0.82 to 1.10
Labour market affiliation Working 1 249 68.5 (66.4 to 70.5) 1   1  
  Pensioners 544 19.9 (18.2 to 21.7) 0.76 0.68 to 0.85 0.93 0.78 to 1.10
  Out of workforce 254 11.6 (10.2 to 13.0) 1.61 1.38 to 1.88 1.59 1.36 to 1.86
Cohabitating status Single 618 30.4 (28.4 to 32.4) 1   1  
  Cohabitant / married 1 480 69.6 (67.6 to 71.6) 0.88 0.80 to 0.98 0.84 0.76 to 0.93
Cancer diagnosis No 1 841 90.2 (88.9 to 91.5) 1   1  
  Yes 257 9.8 (8.5 to 11.1) 1.51 1.30 to 1.75 1.63 1.40 to 1.89
  1. (*adjusted for sex, age and having a cancer diagnosis.) Highlighted figures are statistically significant (p <0.05).