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Table 4 Mean scores and demographic correlates of worries about the emotional and physical consequences of a cancer diagnosis (range: 1–4; unweighted; N = 1773)

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

Characteristic Emotional and physical worries Univariate$   Multivariate$,a
  M (SD) B (SE) β Significance B (SE) β Significance
Total sample 2.65 (0.80)       
Age   −.007 (.001) −.143 p < .001 −.007 (.001) −.148 p < .001
Gender
 Male 2.51 (0.76) Ref    Ref   
 Female 2.77 (0.82) .256 (.038) .159 p < .001 .246 (.038) .153 p < .001
Ethnicity
 White 2.65 (0.79) Ref    Ref   
 BAMEb 2.62 (0.86) −.030 (.053) −.013 p = .57 −.076 (.053) −.034 p = .15
Social grade
 AB (highest) 2.70 (0.77) Ref    Ref   
 C1 2.69 (0.78) .052 (.042) .029 p = .22 −.050 (.057) −.028 p = .38
 C2 2.68 (0.80) .034 (.046) .017 p = .47 −.042 (.060) −.022 p = .48
 DE (lowest) 2.57 (0.84) −.113 (.041) −.066 p < .01 −.155 (.057) −.090 p < .01
Marital status
 Married or living as married 2.64 (0.79) Ref    Ref   
 Single 2.69 (0.84) .049 (.042) .028 p = .24 .005 (.046) .003 p = .91
 Widowed/separated/divorced 2.60 (0.80) −.052 (.061) −.020 p = .40 .057 (.065) .022 p = .37
  1. R2 = .050
  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