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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression models for the association between each of the body vigilance items (BV-sensitivity and BV- attention) and help-seeking, controlling for potential confounders

From: The impact of body vigilance on help-seeking for cancer ‘alarm’ symptoms: a community-based survey

   Sought help for one or more symptom
N (%) sought help Univariable association between confounder and help-seeking (p value) Model including BV-sensitivity
Adjusted ORa (95% CI)
Model including BV-attention
Adjusted ORa (95% CI)
Sex Male 214 (61.3) 0.40 -- --
Female 322 (64.1)    
Age 50–59 183 (60.0) 0.30 -- --
60–79 304 (65.5)    
80+ 40 (62.5)    
Marital Status Single/Not co-habiting 196 (63.0) 0.90 -- --
Married/Co-habiting 344 (63.5)    
Education No higher education 334 (65.0) 0.11 1.00 1.00
Degree or higher 196 (59.6)   0.85 (0.62–1.16) 0.83 (0.61–1.14)
Employment Working 196 (55.7) 0.00 1.00 1.00
Not Working 342 (69.0)   1.53 (1.11–2.09) 1.55 (1.13–2.13)
Ethnicity Non-white 38 (73.1) 0.13 1.00 1.00
White 510 (62.5)   0.60 (0.31–1.18) 0.58 (0.29–1.14)
Cancer worry Low worry 429(61.5) 0.13 1.00 1.00
High worry 70 (69.3)   1.45 (0.89–2.35) 1.37 (0.84–2.23)
Current illness No 237 (54.4) 0.00 1.00 1.00
Yes 286 (72.4)   2.11 (1.53–2.90) 2.08 (1.51–2.86)
BV-sensitivity Not endorsed 229 (62.1)   1.00 --
Endorsed 261 (64.3)   1.02 (0.75–1.40)  
BV-attention Not endorsed 231 (57.6)   -- 1.00
Endorsed 303 (67.6)    1.44 (1.06–1.97)
  1. aAdjusted for education, employment, ethnicity, cancer worry and current illness. Highlighted figures are statistically significant (p < 0.05). OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, BV-sensitivity ‘I am very sensitive to changes in my body’, BV-attention ‘I pay close attention to changes in my body’