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Table 5 Associations between sociodemographic characteristics and awareness and information sources (multiple logistic regression analysis)

From: The Dutch public are positive about the colorectal cancer-screening programme, but is this a well-informed opinion?

Variables OR 95% CI
Information heard: General information about CRC and the CRC screening programme
 Gender a 1.068 .830–1.375
 Age b 1.018** 1.009–1.027
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.808** 1.352–2.416
  High 2.573** 1.818–3.640
Information heard: Information about the stool-test procedure
 Gender a 1.894** 1.492–2.405
 Age b 1.042** 1.034–1.051
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.135 .864–1.492
  High 1.453* 1.065–1.981
Information heard: Participating in CRC screening is your own choice
 Gender a 1.867** 1.480–2.355
 Age b 1.031** 1.023–1.039
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.313* 1.005–1.716
  High 1.371* 1.015–1.854
Information heard: What the benefits of CRC screening are
 Gender a 1.509** 1.198–1.901
 Age b 1.035** 1.027–1.043
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.275 .976–1.667
  High 1.467* 1.084–1.987
Information heard: That the CRC screening programme is offered by the government
 Gender a 1.550** 1.235–1.945
 Age b 1.026** 1.018–1.034
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.426* 1.095–1.856
  High 1.760** 1.304–2.374
Information heard: Information about the follow-up test (colonoscopy)
 Gender a 1.493* 1.181–1.886
 Age b 1.031** 1.023–1.040
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.348* 1.029–1.767
  High 1.577* 1.161–2.143
Information heard: What the harms and risks of CRC screening are
 Gender a 1.084 .823–1.429
 Age b 1.024** 1.014–1.034
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.434* 1.033–1.990
  High 2.309** 1.620–3.292
Information heard: Numerical information about CRC and the CRC screening programme
 Gender a 1.043 .780–1.396
 Age b 1.021** 1.011–1.032
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.011 .719–1.422
  High 1.645* 1.143–2.370
Information heard: Information about the stool-test quality
 Gender a 1.019 .729–1.423
 Age b 1.035** 1.022–1.047
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.198 .820–1.750
  High 1.482 .972–2.260
Information heard: Information about the potential costs for CRC screening participants
 Gender a .985 .666–1.458
 Age b 1.022* 1.008–1.036
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.240 .799–1.926
  High 1.095 .654–1.835
Information heard: Information about colonoscopy waiting lists
 Gender a 1.266 .735–2.181
 Age b 1.033* 1.013–1.054
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.214 .663–2.224
  High 1.139 .557–2.332
Source of information: Newspaper
 Gender a .909 .716–1.154
 Age b 1.036** 1.028–1.045
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.419* 1.074–1.874
  High 2.148** 1.569–2.942
Source of information: Television/radio
 Gender a 1.123 .897–1.407
 Age b 1.017** 1.010–1.025
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.210 .930–1.574
  High .821 .612–1.101
Source of information: People in my environment
 Gender a 1.314* 1.033–1.672
 Age b .977** .969–.985
 Education d
  Intermediate .818 .614–1.091
  High .920 .668–1.266
Source of information: Online (news) websites
 Gender a .667* .501–.888
 Age b .979** .970–.988
 Education d
  Intermediate .893 .638–1.249
  High .929 .642–1.344
Source of information: Invitation to participate
 Gender a .868 .591–1.274
 Age b 1.096** 1.077–1.116
 Education d
  Intermediate 1.051 .707–1.562
  High .879 .538–1.437
Source of information: Government website
 Gender a .863 .476–1.565
 Age b .997 .977–1.017
 Education d
  Intermediate .943 .499–1.782
  High .300* .109–.827
Source of information: Social media/online (discussion) forum
 Gendera .960 .506–1.824
 Ageb .968* .948–.988
 Educationd
  Intermediate .855 .401–1.822
  High .603 .246–1.482
Source of information: General practitioner
 Gendera .608 .299–1.234
 Ageb 1.025* 1.000–1.051
 Educationd
  Intermediate .548 .256–1.174
  High .617 .262–1.456
  1. aReference group is men
  2. bAge was entered as a continuous variable
  3. dReference group is low education
  4. *Significant at level p < .05
  5. ** Significant at level p < .001