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Table 5 Step-wise logistic regression: Final (Step 2) models showing the multivariate predictors of bowel screening behaviours

From: Emotional predictors of bowel screening: the avoidance-promoting role of fear, embarrassment, and disgust

  Decision to delay seeking medical help Ever provided
a faecal sample
Invasive bowel screening
test in past 5 years
Variable Odds Ratio (95% CI) p value Odds Ratio (95% CI) p value Odds Ratio (95% CI) p value
Sex1 1.22 (0.62–2.39) .560 1.80 (0.98–3.31) .059 1.84 (0.85–3.97) .123
Age 1.00 (0.97–1.04) .843 1.05 (1.02–1.08) .002 1.06 (1.02–1.10) .002
Perceived low colorectal cancer risk2 1.31 (0.68–2.54) .418 0.51 (0.27–0.96) .038 0.52 (0.22–1.22) .133
Perceived high colorectal cancer risk3 1.06 (0.43–2.62) .906 0.51 (0.23–1.16) .107 1.76 (0.71–4.36) .225
Discussed with doctor4 0.47 (0.24–0.95) .035 2.16 (1.21–3.85) .009 6.79 (3.57–12.94) .000
Colorectal cancer screening knowledge 1.19 (1.00–1.42) .046 0.99 (0.85–1.15) .868 1.14 (0.93–1.38) .206
EBBS fear of outcome 1.53 (1.10–2.13) .012 0.89 (0.64–1.24) .484 0.92 (0.60–1.42) .718
EBBS embarrassment 1.49 (0.97–2.29) .070 1.73 (1.10–2.70) .017 1.60 (0.92–2.77) .097
EBBS insertion disgust 0.91 (0.57–1.46) .698 0.66 (0.42–1.04) .070 0.41 (0.22–0.76) .004
EBBS faecal disgust 1.47 (0.88–2.45) .142 0.75 (0.46–1.24) .265 1.12 (0.58–2.17) .734
  1. 1 0 = female (n = 233), 1 = male (n = 72); 2 0 = not perceived low CRC risk (n = 236), 1 = perceived low CRC risk low risk (n = 69); 3 0 = not perceived high CRC risk (n = 266), 1 = perceived high CRC risk (n = 39); 4 0 = never discussed CRC risk with doctor (n = 207), 1 = had discussed CRC risk with doctor (n = 98)