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Table 3 Recognition of less than nine symptoms of cancer and associations with socio-economic position (SEP) indicators

From: Cancer awareness and socio-economic position: results from a population-based study in Denmark

  Awareness of <9 symptoms of cancer
SEP indicators PRunadj.(95% CI) PR*adj.(95% CI)
Gender   
 Female 1.00 1.00
 Male 1.34 (1.24-1.46) 1.30 (1.20-1.41)
Age group (years)   
 30-49 1.00 1.00
 50-69 0.92 (0.84-1.01) 0.86 (0.78-0.94)
 ≥ 70 1.08 (0.96-1.21) 0.94 (0.83-1.06)
Marital status   
 Married/cohabiting 1.00 1.00
 Living alone 1.08 (0.98-1.18) 1.08 (0.98-1.18)
Ethnicity   
 Ethnic Danes 1.00 1.00
 Immigrant/descendant 1.36 (1.16-1.60) 1.28 (1.08-1.50)
Educational level   
 High 1.00 1.00
 Middle 1.51 (1.36-1.69) 1.45 (1.30-1.62)
 Low 1.58 (1.40-1.79) 1.57 (1.39-1.78)
Occupation   
 In the labour force 1.00 1.00
 Outside the labour force 1.21 (1.05-1.39) 1.27 (1.11-1.46)**
 Retired 1.08 (0.98-1.19) 1.13 (0.99-1.29)**
OECD-modified household income   
 High 1.00 1.00
 Middle 1.22 (1.09-1.36) 1.19 (1.07-1.33)**
 Low 1.32 (1.14-1.53) 1.33 (1.15-1.54)**
Cancer diagnosis within 10 years   
 Yes 1.00 1.00
 No 1.02 (0.88-1.19) 1.07 (0.92-1.25)
Close relative(s) with cancer   
 Yes 1.00 1.00
 No 1.22 (1.12-1.34) 1.17 (1.07-1.28)
Self-rated health   
 Good 1.00 1.00
 Fair/poor 1.10 (1.00-1.21) 1.02 (0.93-1.13)
  1. Note: Prevalence ratios (PR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Numbers in bold are significant results.
  2. *Adjusted for gender, age, marital status, ethnicity, educational level, cancer diagnosis within the past 10 years, close relative(s) with cancer and self-rated health.
  3. **Not adjusted for educational level due to intermediary associations between the variables.