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Table 5 Lack of awareness of growing risk of cancer with age and associations with socio-economic position (SEP) indicators

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

  Lack of awareness of growing risk of cancer with age
SEP indicators PRunadj.(95% CI) PR*adj.(95% CI)
Gender   
 Female 1.00 1.00
 Male 0.91 (0.87-0.95) 0.90 (0.83-0.98)
Age group (years)   
 30-49 1.00 1.00
 50-69 0.98 (0.94-1.02) 0.95 (0.86-1.04)
 ≥ 70 1.00 (0.94-1.06) 0.92 (0.81-1.05)
Marital status   
 Married/cohabiting 1.00 1.00
 Living alone 1.08 (1.03-1.13) 1.05 (0.95-1.16)
Ethnicity   
 Ethnic Danes 1.00 1.00
 Immigrant/descendant 1.10 (1.01-1.19) 1.08 (0.88-1.34)
Educational level   
 High 1.00 1.00
 Middle 1.30 (1.23-1.37) 1.31 (1.18-1.45)
 Low 1.40 (1.32-1.48) 1.42 (1.26-1.60)
Occupation   
 In the labour force 1.00 1.00
 Outside the labour force 1.14 (1.07-1.21) 1.06 (0.91-1.23)**
 Retired 1.01 (0.97-1.06) 1.01 (0.88-1.16)**
OECD-modified household income   
 High 1.00 1.00
 Middle 1.17 (1.11-1.24) 1.15 (1.04-1.28)**
 Low 1.23 (1.15-1.32) 1.19 (1.02-1.39)**
Cancer diagnosis within 10 years   
 Yes 1.00 1.00
 No 1.00 (0.93-1.07) 1.00 (0.86-1.16)
Close relative(s) with cancer   
 Yes 1.00 1.00
 No 0.98 (0.94-1.03) 0.98 (0.88-1.09)
Self-rated health   
 Good 1.00 1.00
 Fair/poor 1.08 (1.03-1.13) 1.03 (0.93-1.14)
  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.