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Table 6 Post-disaster odds ratios for patient delay (univariate regressions)

From: Breast cancer patient delay in Fukushima, Japan following the 2011 triple disaster: a long-term retrospective study

Variable Odds Ratio (95% CI) Patients analyzed (No.)
Hospitala   97
 Watanabe Hospital N/A 0
 Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital N/A 97
Distance from hospital 0.96 (0.89–1.05) 97
Referral from other medical providers   97
 No Ref. 61
 Yes 1.58 (0.64–3.89) 33
Days from first medical consultation to first examination 1.00 (1.00–1.01) 96
Residential areab   97
 Non-evacuation zone of So-so District Ref. 15
 Voluntary evacuation zone 1.26 (0.36–4.40) 70
 Mandatory evacuation zone 0.92 (0.16–5.21) 12
Age   97
 –50] Ref. 16
 (50–65] 1.50 (0.39–5.75) 33
 (65– 1.24 (0.34–4.49) 48
Engaged in a full-time job   97
 No Ref. 75
 Yes 1.47 (0.54–4.01) 22
Number of cohabitant family members   97
 0–1 Ref. 49
 2–3 0.68 (0.26–1.77) 34
 More than 4 0.51 (0.13–2.09) 14
Living with a partner   97
 No Ref. 34
 Yes 1.29 (0.51–3.27) 63
Living with children   97
 No Ref. 51
 Yes 0.58 (0.24–1.40) 46
Lump   97
 No Ref. 6
 Yes 0.19 (0.03–1.10) 91
Hormone receptor   97
 Positive Ref. 89
 Negative 0.69 (0.15–3.09) 8
Stage   92
 0 N/A 5
 1 N/A 29
 2 N/A 42
 3 or 4 N/A 21
ASA physical classification system   97
 Normal healthy patient Ref. 40
 Patient with mild systemic disease 1.27 (0.49–3.29) 47
 Patient with severe systemic disease 3.00 (0.72–12.55) 10
Body mass index (kg/m2)   96
 –25] Ref. 62
 (25–30] 1.71 (0.67–4.39) 28
 (30– 0.53 (0.06–4.87) 6
History of benign breast disease   97
 No Ref. 91
 Yes 1.19 (0.20–6.86) 6
Undertook mammography screening within past two years   97
 No Ref. 85
 Yes 0.76 (0.19–3.02) 12
Family history of any cancer   97
 No Ref. 51
 Yes 0.38 (0.15–0.95)* 46
Air dose rate [μSv/h] 0.71 (0.05–10.03) 97
  1. aOdds ratio was not calculated because Watanabe Hospital stopped inpatient oncology services post-disaster
  2. bThis indicates place of residence at the time of Japan’s triple disaster
  3. *<0.05