Table 4

Frequency of barriers to screening
Barrier statements N SA1(%) A (%) N (%) D (%) SD (%) P-value2
I did not know where to get tested. 119 23.5 37.0 17.7 9.2 12.6 <0.001
I did not know I was at risk for celiac disease. 118 21.2 29.7 17.8 17.0 14.4 0.028
I did not know anything about celiac disease until recently. 118 21.2 31.4 11.9 18.6 17.0 0.075
I do not have a doctor to order the test. 118 21.2 26.3 12.7 16.1 23.7 0.450
I was not motivated to get tested until recently. 118 16.1 25.6 9.3 16.1 22.9 0.477
I have no insurance coverage to take care of the costs. 119 21.9 11.8 8.4 22.7 35.3 0.990
I have a doctor, but I do not think he/she knows what test to order. 116 10.3 25 19.9 15.5 29.3 0.995
I knew that I may be at risk for celiac disease, but I did not know there was a screening test available. 118 11.0 23.7 17.0 20.3 28.0 0.995
I have a doctor, but he/she will not test me. 117 7.7 13.7 24.8 23.1 30.8 >0.999
I do/did not want to see a doctor for testing. 118 2.5 13.6 20.3 30.5 33.1 >0.999
I have been scared to get tested until recently or did not want to know the results. 118 1.7 5.1 17.0 36.4 39.8 >0.999
I do not have any symptoms and so have not wanted to get tested. 119 0.8 7.6 14.3 31.9 45.4 >0.999
I do not want my health insurance company to know the results of the test. 118 0.8 7.6 20.3 18.6 55.1 >0.999
I have insurance, but cannot afford co-payment for the test. 118 3.4 3.4 14.4 24.6 54.2 >0.999
I was tested with a skin/fecal/saliva test and did not know that I should get the blood test. 117 0.9 5.1 13.7 22.2 58.1 >0.999
I was told before that I did not need to get tested because of my race or ethnicity. 118 0 1.7 16.1 27.1 55.1 >0.999
I cannot take time off from work to get tested at a doctor’s office. 118 0 2.5 12.7 30.5 54.2 >0.999

1SA = Strongly agree; A = Agree; N = Neither; D = Disagree; SD = Strongly disagree.

2P values determined using Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test.

Barbero et al.

Barbero et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:42   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-14-42

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