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Table 3 Individual and health behaviour characteristics associated with moderate to high level unmet needs by domain*

From: Prevalence and correlates of cancer survivors’ supportive care needs 6 months after diagnosis: a population-based cross-sectional study

  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    
  1. * also adjusted for disease, treatment, psychological and social characteristics as reported in Tables 4 and 5.
  2. OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; p-value on the Wald chi-square analysis of effects test.