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Table 2 Variables increasing the probability of being screened. Univariate analyses

From: Impact of organised programs on colorectal cancer screening

  Model 1 Model 2
  Regardless of screening procedure£ Not screened With FOBT + endoscopy Not screened
  N = 132 N = 838 N = 112 N = 730
Region:     
Paris and around 11%* 18% 8%* 19%
West 30% 23% 34%* 23%
South West 5%** 12% 6%** 13%
Size of city :     
Paris or suburb 9%* 16% 7%** 17%
Age :     
Being 50–54 year old 18% 22% 12%** 24%
Being 55–59 year old 32% 24% 33%* 23%
Being 70–74 year old 11%* 17% 12% 18%
Visited Physicians :     
Having visited a doctor within the last 12 years 95%** 88% 95%** 88%
Having visited a g-e within the last 12 years 22%** 5% 8% 5%
History of cancer :     
Cancer(s) in family or close circle 79%** 66% 77%* 66%
Colorectal Cancer(s) in family or close circle 14%* 7% 8% 5%
Other general believes :     
I make decisions easily 66%* 55% 63% 55%
Concerning my health, I have to face up to my responsibilities 89%* 82% 88% 83%
Opinions/fears about cancer :     
I think having more cancer risks than most of the people 28% 24% 17%* 24%
Being afraid of colorectal cancer 64%* 51% 60%* 49%
Being afraid of screening tests 22%** 39% 24%** 41%
Giving the adequate definition of screening 63% 55% 65%* 55%
Being confident in screening efficacy 83%** 65% 80%** 63%
Quoting FOBT as a screening test 44%** 15% 57%** 14%
Quoting endoscopy as a screening test 67%** 46% 47% 43%
Opinion about colorectal cancer :     
Being motivated by CRC screening 74%** 33% 64%** 28%
Being concerned by CRC screening 77%** 39% 72%** 33%
CRC is an important process 83%** 54% 81%** 50%
In the future :     
Intent to do a screening test in the future 58%* 46% 74%** 43%
-To do so in the "organised screening" 14% 9% 20%** 9%
-Do not care 34%* 21% 42%** 20%
French department of residence :     
With organised colorectal cancer screening 59%** 30% 64%** 30%
  1. £: either FOBT or endoscopy **p < 0.01 *p < 0.05
  2. List of variables included in the models: Gender, Age, Work status, City of living's size, Educational level, Marital status. Self-medication, Vaccination. Anxiety about his/her health. Screening of breast cancer: screnned (follow-up or not)/never screened. Having visited a GP, a gastroenterologist within the last 12 years. Attitudes towards his/her health (responsibility, take care without delay, no influence, doctor's business). History of cancer (in general and colorectal) in his/her family/close circle. Being afraid by cancer, colorectal cancer, screening tests. Being confident in screening efficacy. Being concerned, motivated by CRC screening, CRC is an important process. Year of instauration of breast cancer screening programThe existence of an organised colorectal cancer screening program