Table 2

Unadjusted and adjusted odds of cancer for the three groupings of symptom perception
How seriously patients took any symptoms* Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)#
Less/lot less seriously 1.85 (1.29, 2.64) 1.47 (1.00, 2.14)
Same [Referent Group] 1.00 1.00
More/lot more seriously 0.56 (0.36, 0.88) 0.79 (0.50, 1.27)
P-value <0.001** 0.04

# Adjusted for age, sex, previous colonoscopy, NSAID use, aspirin use, anaemia, diverticulitis, abdominal pain, bleeding and mucus.

** p-value for trend <0.0001, p-value for departures from linear trend = 0.242.

Adelstein et al.

Adelstein et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:130   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-130

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