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Table 5 Logistic regression: Chances of getting cancer believed to be above average = 1

From: Men and women: beliefs about cancer and about screening

Variables β Odds ratio 95% CI
Constant -1.14   
Age, years -0.03 0.97 0.96 - 0.98
Experience: stomach problems = 1 0.29 1.34 1.00 - 1.80
Experience: heart disease = 1 0.31 1.36 1.01 - 1.83
Experience: cancer = 1 1.49 4.46 3.12 - 6.37
EQ index score -0.90 0.41 0.23 - 0.73
Current smoker = 1 1.17 3.21 2.24 - 4.59
Overweight = 1 0.58 1.78 1.32 - 2.40
Cancer incidence under-estimated = 1 -0.45 0.64 0.44 - 0.93
Smoking and lung cancer* = 1 0.60 1.83 1.25 - 2.67
Nagelkerke R2 0.22   
  1. * those with a history of smoking who believe lung cancer to be amongst the two most common.