Skip to main content

Table 3 Patient’s chance of CPP referral initiated by the GP, expressed as adjusted prevalence ratios (PRs) by cancer site and total (N=3,672)

From: Cancer suspicion in general practice, urgent referral and time to diagnosis: a population-based GP survey and registry study

  Colorectal Lung Malignant melanoma Breast Prostate Other Total
  PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI) PRR (95% CI)
Gender        
Male 1.08(0.88-1.32) 1.02(0.81-1.27) 1.02(0.72-1.44) n/a 1.00 1.22 (1.03-1.44) 1.12 (1.00-1.24)
Female 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00 n/a 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref)
Age groups (years):        
18-44 1.67(0.87-3.18) 0.64(0.09-4.32) 1.16(0.60-2.21) 0.86(0.69-1.09) - 0.98(0.71-1.34) 1.04(0.88-1.24)
45-54 1.02(0.63-1.66) 0.72(0.43-1.22) 1.09(0.54-2.19) 0.78 (0.64-0.96) 1.70(0.98-2.93) 1.04(0.78-1.39) 0.97(0.84-1.12)
55-64 1.49(1.11-2.00) 0.94(0.68-1.29) 1.69(0.88-3.26) 0.80 (0.65-1.00) 1.33(0.96-1.83) 1.05(0.82-1.36) 1.11(0.98-1.26)
65-74 1.18(0.91-1.54) 1.09(0.83-1.42) 1.39(0.72-2.68) 0.88(0.72-1.07) 1.38 (1.04-1.84) 0.92(0.72-1.17) 1.06(0.95-1.18)
> = 75 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1(ref)
GP’s symptom interpretation        
Alarm 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref) 1.00(ref)
Serious 0.27(0.17-0.41) 0.64 (0.49-0.85) n/a 0.23(0.09-0.56) 0.71(0.47-1.06) 0.34 (0.26-0.45) 0.40 (0.34-0.48)
Vague 0.40(0.30-0.54) 0.83(0.65-1.05) 0.76(0.52-1.13) 0.27 (0.17-0.43) 0.72 (0.58-0.90) 0.44 (0.35-0.55) 0.53 (0.48-0.60)
  1. Adjusted for the patient’s gender, age, co-morbidity, educational background and disposable income, cancer site and patient clusters at GP level.
  2. Estimates marked in bold were statistically significant at minimum level of p < 0.05.
  3. n/a = not applicable.
\