Table 4

Multiple logistic regression model of factors associated with first-degree relatives’ screening in accordance with guidelines
“At or slightly above average risk” N (%)* OR (95% CI) p value
Gender
 Male 27 (35) 2.74 (1.32, 5.68) .0068
 Female 15 (17) 1
Highest level of education
 Secondary schooling completed 3 (19) 0.34 (0.09, 1.20) 0.0941
 Secondary schooling not completed 10 (18) 0.41 (0.18, 0.91) 0.0288
 Trade or TAFE Certificate/Diploma 4 (14) 0.21 (0.07, 0.65) 0.0070
 University degree 25 (38) 1
“Moderately increased risk” and “Potentially high risk” N (%) OR (95% CI) p value
Marital status
 Married/partnered 97 (55) 3.68 (1.72, 7.88) 0.0008
 Not partnered 18 (30) 1
Geographical location (ARIA)
 Major cities (urban) 68 (56) 2.26 (1.27, 4.03) 0.0056
 Regional/remote 41 (39) 1
Relationship to index case
 Sibling 74 (62) 5.15 (2.28, 11.67) 0.0001
 Child 29 (30) 1
Ever asked about family history of bowel cancer by doctor/health professional
 Yes 65 (71) 5.08 (2.55, 10.11) .0001
 No 50 (34) 1

* Percentage of responses (excluding any missing values).

Courtney et al.

Courtney et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-13

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