Table 3

Individual and health behaviour characteristics associated with moderate to high level unmet needs by domain*
Psychological Physical & daily living Sexuality Health system & information Patient care & support
p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) p-valueAdjusted OR (95% CI)
Individual
Sex 0.089
  Female 0.56 (0.29-1.1)
  Male 1.00
Marital status <0.001
  Married/ defacto 3.0 (1.6-5.6)
  Single/ widowed 1.00
Age at diagnosis 0.06 0.002 0.008
  49 and younger 1.7 (0.98-2.8) 4.4 (1.8-10.6) 2.9 (1.5-5.5)
  50-59 1.1 (0.67-1.8) 4.3 (2.0-9.1) 2.5 (1.3-4.6)
  60-69 0.88 (0.55-1.4) 2.7 (1.5-5.2) 2.2 (1.3-3.9)
  70 and older 1.00 1.00 1.00
Current employment <0.001 0.005
  Paid work 0.78 (0.51-1.2) 0.92 (0.54-1.6)
  Not working 1.8 (1.2-2.8) 2.0 (1.1-3.4)
  Retired 1.00 1.00
Health behaviour
Physical activity 0.05 <0.001
  Sedentary 1.7 (1.1-2.7) 2.5 (1.6-4.0)
  Insufficient 1.5 (0.99-2.1) 1.8 (1.2-2.7)
  Sufficient 1.00 1.00

* also adjusted for disease, treatment, psychological and social characteristics as reported in Tables 4 and 5.

OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; p-value on the Wald chi-square analysis of effects test.

Boyes et al.

Boyes et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:150   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-150

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