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Table 2 Predictors of a positive intention to participate in a health check

From: Willingness to participate in prevention programs for cardiometabolic diseases

  Univariable Multivariable
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Age 19-38 1.0    1.0   
  39-55 0.9 0.6-1.4 .68 0.9 0.5-1.5 .61
  56-65 1.3 0.9-2.0 .19 1.4 0.8-2.3 .24
  >65 1.6 1.1-2.5 .03 1.9 1.1-3.3 .02
Gender Female 1.0 0.8-1.4 .95    
Education level Low 1.0      
  Middle 1.1 0.6-1.8 .78    
  High 0.9 0.5-1.5 .57    
Marital status Widow(er) 1.0      
  Divorced 1.4 0.5-3.7 .49    
  Never married 1.6 0.8-3.4 .23    
  Married / partnership 1.1 0.5-2.4 .90    
Smoking status Currently smoking 0.7 0.5-1.0 .03    
Physical activity: ≥ 30 min/day ≥5 days a week 1.0      
  <5 days a week 1.1 0.9-1.5 .38    
Alcohol cons.a: ≥ 6 glasses/day ≤1 time a week 1.0      
  >1 time a week 1.0 0.5-1.9 .97    
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) <25.0 1.0      
  25.0 - 30.0 1.1 0.8-1.5 .74    
  ≥30.0 1.0 0.6-1.5 .85    
Fam. hist. of type II DM / CVDb Yes 1.2 0.9-1.6 .23    
Agree with following statements c       
Practical factors       
No time to participate 0.2 0.1-0.6 .001 0.3 0.1-1.0 .04
Participation if the insurance pays the check 0.7 0.5-0.9 .01    
Personal beliefs       
It makes me unnecessarily worried 0.2 0.1-0.3 <.001 0.3 0.1-0.4 <.001
Don’t want to give (the risk of) diseases any thoughtsd 0.3 0.2-0.4 <.001    
Don’t want to take medication due to the check 0.4 0.3-0.5 <.001    
Don’t want to face social consequences of bad outcome 0.6 0.4-0.9 .003    
Don’t want to adjust lifestyle due to the check 0.6 0.3-1.1 .09    
Feeling healthy, I don’t expect any diseases 0.8 0.6-1.0 .09 0.7 0.5-1.0 .04
Important to know how to reduce riskd 8.7 5.0-15.2 <.001    
Important to know whether I have a high risk 7.4 5.1-10.6 <.001 4.6 3.0-7.2 <.001
Better to prevent than to cure 6.7 3.2-13.9 <.001    
I want to become aware of healthy lifestyle 6.0 4.3-8.4 <.001 2.9 2.0-4.4 <.001
Important to know whether I have a diseased 5.4 3.9-7.5 <.001    
Due to the check I have higher chance on aging healthy 4.1 3.0-5.5 <.001 2.1 1.4-3.0 <.001
  1. aAlcohol consumption.
  2. bFamilial history of type II diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular diseases.
  3. cReference category: disagree.
  4. dNot included into the multivariable model because of collinearity (ρ ≥ 0.5).