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Table 3 Micro actions by past uptake and logistic regression results of micro actions as explanatory variables of past screening uptake

From: Micro actions in colorectal cancer screening participation: a population-based survey study

  Past uptake Bivariate results Multivariable results, Adjusted for micro actions Multivariable results, Adjusted for micro actions and screening intention
  Row % (n) Unadjusted OR 95 % CI Adjusted OR 95 % CI Adjusted OR 95 % CI
Total 70.1 % (1237)       
Read the instruction leaflet        
Did not mention 65.6 % (900) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 82.2 % (337) 2.43*** 1.78-3.31 2.05*** 1.47-2.86 1.70* 1.11-2.61
Put the kit near the toilet        
Did not mention 67.2 % (1103) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 94.0 % (134) 7.69*** 3.72-15.90 6.38*** 3.06-13.29 3.00** 1.35-6.69
Put aside to deal with later        
Did not mention 71.8 % (1115) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 54.9 % (122) 0.47*** 0.33-0.70 0.53** 0.36-0.79 0.54* 0.33-0.88
Decide when to do the test        
Did not mention 69.0 % (1137) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 83.0 % (100) 2.20** 1.29-3.76 1.64 0.92-2.91 1.20 0.62-2.33
Decide after some thought        
Did not mention 71.3 % (1170) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 49.3 % (67) 0.39*** 0.24-0.64 0.38*** 0.22-0.63 0.45* 0.25-0.83
Discuss it with partner/family/friend        
Did not mention 70.3 % (1197) 1.00 (ref.)   -   -  
Mentioned 62.5 % (40) 0.70 0.37-1.35     
Put on ‘things to do list/pile’        
Did not mention 70.7 % (1207) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 46.7 % (30) 0.36** 0.18-0.75 0.35** 0.16-0.74 0.26** 0.11-0.63
Discuss it with health care professional        
Did not mention 70.4 % (1224) 1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)   1.00 (ref.)  
Mentioned 38.5 % (13) 0.26* 0.09-0.81 0.21* 0.07-0.69 0.28 0.06-1.27
Verify source of information        
Did not mention 70.2 % (1228) 1.00 (ref.)   -   -  
Mentioned 55.6 % (9) 0.53 0.14-1.99     
Make a note somewhere        
Did not mention 70.0 % (1228) 1.00 (ref.)   -   -  
Mentioned 77.8 % (9) 1.50 0.31-7.24     
Screening intention (1–5)     -   4.56*** 3.74-5.57
  1. * p < .05;**p < .01; ***p < .001.