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Table 1 Correlates of preferring a strong recommendation to be screened (univariate)

From: Ethnic minority women prefer strong recommendations to be screened for cancer

  Strong recommendation % Odds ratio [95% confidence interval]
Ethnicity
 White British (n = 120) 30.8 1.00
 Caribbean (n = 120) 53.3 2.56 [1.51–4.35]***
 African (n = 120) 67.5 4.66 [2.71–8.03]***
 Pakistani (n = 120) 68.3 4.84 [2.80–8.36]***
 Indian (n = 120) 75.8 7.04 [3.98–12.45]***
 Bangladeshi (n = 120) 85.8 13.59 [7.15–25.85]***
Age
 30–40 (n = 296) 62.5 1.00
 40–50 (n = 262) 66.0 1.17 [0.82–1.65]
 50–60 (n = 162) 61.7 0.97 [0.65–1.44]
Marital
 Not married (n = 202) 49.5 1.00
 Married (n = 518) 69.1 2.28 [1.64–3.18]***
Employment
 Working (n = 367) 53.4 1.00
 Not working (n = 353) 74.2 2.51 [1.83–3.44]***
Education
 Above GCSE-level (n = 375) 50.7 1.00
 GCSEs (n = 85) 63.5 1.70 [1.59–4.16]***
 No formal qualifications (n = 102) 72.5 2.57 [1.59–4.16]*
 Other (n = 158) 88.6 7.57 [4.45–12.88]***
Migration status
 Born in the UK (n = 314) 44.9 1.00
 Under 18 years (n = 111) 67.6 2.56[1.62–4.03]***
 Over 18 years (n = 295) 82.0 5.60 [3.86–8.12]***
Main Language
 English (n = 431) 49.2 1.00
 Other (n = 289) 85.1 5.91 [4.06–8.60]***
Ability to speak English
 Main language English (n = 431) 49.2 1.00
 Speak English well/very well (n = 89) 83.1 5.10 [2.84–9.16]***
 Do not speak English well/at all (n = 200) 86.0 6.35 [4.08–9.87]***
Ability to read English
 Main language English (n = 431) 49.2 1.00
 Read English well/very well (n = 62) 85.5 6.08 [2.93–12.64]***
 Do not read English well/at all (n = 227) 85.0 5.86 [3.89–8.84]***
Comprehension of health information
 Very Easy (n = 355) 52.4 1.00
 Fairly easy (n = 101) 55.4 1.13 [0.73–1.76]
 Fairly difficult (n = 208) 79.3 3.49 [2.35–5.18]***
 Very difficult (n = 56) 91.1 9.27 [3.61–23.77]***
Ability to understand the GP
 Very Easy (n = 380) 55.0 1.00
 Fairly easy (n = 183) 69.9 1.90 [1.31–2.77]***
 Fairly difficult (n = 84) 75.0 2.45 [1.44–4.19]***
 Very difficult (n = 73) 79.5 3.16 [1.73–5.78]***
  1. *p <.05, ***p <.001