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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of factors associated with being reluctant to do a FOBT and a colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening*

From: Knowledge and attitudes of primary healthcare patients regarding population-based screening for colorectal cancer

Variable Categories β p OR 95% CI
Being reluctant to perform a FOBT
Labour situation Active 1    
  No active 0.641 0.072 1.914 0.044-3.880
Many cancer cases could be avoided by doing more exercise True 1    
  False + don't know 1.155 0.002 3.174 1.542-6.532
FOBT done for cancer prevention Yes 1    
  No 2.032 0.061 7.631 0.912-63.822
Bloody stools is a symptom of colorectal cancer Yes 1    
  No 0.617 0.066 1.853 0.960-3.579
If FOBT were positive, would you accept to undergo a colonoscopy? Yes 1    
  No + I doubt 2.603 0.000 13.507 7.144-25.536
Being reluctant to undergo a colonoscopy
Region Balearic Islands 1    
  Barcelona 0.798 0.012 2.220 1.188-4.149
Cancer diagnosis before symptoms can improve chances of survival True 1    
  False + don't know 0.822 0.023 2.276 1.117-4.635
More than half of cases of colorectal cancer survive 5 years after diagnosis True 1    
  False + don't know 0.500 0.101 1.649 0.907-2.997
Colonoscopy done for cancer prevention Yes 1    
  No 1.478 0.022 4.383 1.238-15.514
Fatigue is a symptom of colorectal cancer Yes 1    
  No 0.505 0.106 1.657 0.898-3.058
Would you accept to perform a FOBT for colorectal screening? Yes 1    
  No + I doubt 2.726 0.000 15.272 7.852-29.703
  1. * Nagelkerke's R2: 0.352 for being reluctant to do a FOBT and 0.323 for being reluctant to do a colonoscopy