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Table 3 Multiple linear regression models a of public opinion regarding CRC screening (level of support, personal attitude, collective attitude) and public beliefs regarding cancer, preventive health screening, own health, and the government b

From: Why are the public so positive about colorectal cancer screening?

Model 1: Level of support as dependent variable (R2 = .62)
Independent variable B 95% CI b
Beliefs concerning cancer severity .145 .092–.198
Cancer risk perception .058 .004–.111
Cancer worry/anxiety .067 .029–.105
Attitude to preventive health screening .315 .277–.353
Beliefs concerning effectiveness of preventive health screening .074 .038–.110
Beliefs concerning importance of own health .169 .121–.217
Trust in government regarding national screening programmes .146 .107–.185
Model 2: Personal attitude as dependent variable (R2 = .76)
Independent variable B 95% CI
Beliefs concerning cancer severity .061 .014–.109
Attitude to preventive health screening .641 .609–.673
Beliefs concerning importance of own health .090 .046–.133
Trust in government regarding national screening programmes .106 .070–.141
Model 3: Collective attitude as dependent variable (R2 = .71)
Independent variable B 95% CI
Beliefs concerning cancer severity .085 .044–.126
Attitude to preventive health screening .454 .426–.481
Beliefs concerning importance of own health .075 .038–.113
Trust in government regarding national screening programmes .117 .086–.147
  1. aGender, age and education were not confounders in either model; uncorrected scores are shown
  2. bScores for all variables range from 1 (low/negative) to 5 (high/positive)
  3. cSignificant at p < .05