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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression of cancer screening practices in the past 3 years

From: Cancer screening in a middle-aged general population: factors associated with practices and attitudes

  odds ratio (95% confidence interval) p-value
Sex     
   men   1.0   
   women   12.15 (9.49;15.55)   < 0.001
Age groups women < 0.001 men < 0.001
   30–39 years 1.0   1.0  
   40–49 years 1.64 (1.12;2.39) 0.010 2.35 (1.55;3.58) < 0.001
   50–60 years 3.88 (2.49;6.04) < 0.001 9.08 (5.97;13.79) < 0.001
Net monthly income per household     < 0.001
   < = 2'000   1.0   
   2'001–4'000   0.93 (0.52;1.65)   0.80
   4'001–8'000   1.16 (0.67;2.00)   0.60
   > 8'000   1.86 (1.06;3.27)   0.031
Visited a doctor for a health problem in the last 6 months     
   no   1.0   
   yes   1.81 (1.44;2.27)   < 0.001
Number of health behaviours     
   0–3   1.0   
   4–6   1.37 (1.06;1.77)   0.018
Scale of cons of screening women < 0.001 men < 0.001
   0–25 8.56 (4.54;16.13) < 0.001 1.82 (0.96;3.47) 0.07
   26–50 3.74 (2.01;6.96) < 0.001 1.15 (0.61;2.18) 0.66
   51–75 2.30 (1.19;4.44) 0.014 0.53 (0.28;1.03) 0.06
   76–100 1.0   1.0  
  1. Note: OR = odds ratio; 95% CI = 95% confidence interval