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Table 2 Mean scores and demographic correlates of general cancer worry (range: 1–5; unweighted data; N = 1890)

From: What is it about a cancer diagnosis that would worry people? A population-based survey of adults in England

Characteristic General cancer worry Univariate$   Multivariate$,a
  M (SD) B (SE) β Significance B (SE) β Significance
Total sample 1.99 (0.98)       
Age   −.003 (.001) −.053 p < .05 −.004 (.002) −.071 p < .01
Gender
 Male 1.87 (0.94) Ref    Ref   
 Female 2.10 (1.02) .226 (.045) .115 p < .001 .214 (.046) .108 p < .001
Ethnicity
 White 2.02 (0.98) Ref    Ref   
 BAMEb 1.88 (1.00) −.141 (.062) −.052 p < .05 −.164 (.063) −.061 p < .01
Social grade
 AB (highest) 2.00 (0.90) Ref    Ref   
 C1 1.97 (0.95) −.039 (.050) −.081 p = .43 −.039 (.069) −.018 p = .58
 C2 2.00 (0.97) .001 (.055) .0003 p = .99 −.007 (.073) −.003 p = .92
 DE (lowest) 2.02 (1.07) .032 (.048) .015 p = .51 .027 (.069) .013 p = .69
Marital status
 Married or living as married 2.01 (0.97) Ref    Ref   
 Single 1.97 (1.00) −.034 (.050) −.016 p = .50 −.074 (.055) −.034 p = .18
 Widowed/separated/divorced 1.96 (1.04) −.044 (.073) −.014 p = .55 −.049 (.078) −.016 p = .53
  1. R2 = .021
  2. $Values in bold are significant at p < .05
  3. aMutually adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, social grade, and marital status
  4. bBAME = Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic