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Table 5 Mean scores and demographic correlates of worries about the social 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 Social worries Univariate$   Multivariate$,a
  M (SD) B (SE) β Significance B (SE) β Significance
Total sample 2.04 (0.75)       
Age   −.011 (.001) −.239 p < .001 −.011 (.001) −.226 p < .001
Gender
 Male 1.95 (0.72) Ref    Ref   
 Female 2.12 (0.77) .171 (.035) .114 p < .001 .160 (.035) .107 p < .001
Ethnicity
 White 2.01 (0.73) Ref    Ref   
 BAMEb 2.24 (0.83) .226 (.049) .108 p < .001 .153 (.049) .073 p < .01
Social grade
 AB (highest) 1.99 (0.72) Ref    Ref   
 C1 2.05 (0.74) .009 (.039) .006 p = .82 −.010 (.052) −.006 p = .84
 C2 2.11 (0.74) .083 (.043) .046 p = .05 .086 (.055) .047 p = .12
 DE (lowest) 2.02 (0.78) −.034 (.038) −.021 p = .38 −.012 (.052) −.008 p = .82
Marital status
 Married or living as married 2.02 (0.73) Ref    Ref   
 Single 2.13 (0.78) .128 (.039) .078 p < .01 .006 (.042) .003 p = .90
 Widowed/separated/divorced 1.95 (0.75) −.109 (.057) −.045 p = .06 .047 (.059) .019 p = .43
  1. R2 = .076
  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