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Table 2 Results of the logistic multilevel analysis

From: Use of social service counseling by cancer patients: an analysis of quality assurance data of 6339 breast cancer patients from 13 certified centers in Germany treated between 2015 and 2017

Variable Response option OR p-value 95 CI
Patient characteristics
 Intercept   0.82 .94 0.01–101.70
  Sex Female Reference
Male 0.32 <.001 0.16–0.64
  Age Younger than 35 years 1.30 .46 0.64–2.63
35–44 years 1.09 .63 0.77–1.54
45–54 years 1.15 .22 0.92–1.45
55–64 years Reference
65–74 years 1.25 .05 1.00–1.56
75–84 years 1.01 .93 0.81–1.27
Older than 84 years 0.57 .002 0.40–0.81
  Prior cancer diagnosis Yes 0.71 .10 0.47–1.07
No Reference
  T-staging TIS/DCIS 0.47 <.001 0.28–0.49
Invasive breast cancer Reference
TX 1.31 .63 0.44–3.93
  N-staging N0 Reference
> N0 1.07 .47 0.90–1.28
NX 0.78 .13 0.56–1.08
  M-staging M0 Reference
M1 0.98 .89 0.70–1.35
  Both breasts affected (metachronous and synchronous) No Reference
Yes 1.48 .03 1.03–2.11
  Therapy type Surgery with recommendation for chemotherapy 1.12 .25 0.92–1.36
Surgery without recommendation for chemotherapy Reference
No surgery 0.08 <.001 0.06–0.11
  Date of diagnosis 2015 1.56 <.001 1.31–1.85
2016 Reference
2017 2.81 <.001 2.33–3.41
 Center characteristics
  Municipality <  20,000 population 1.94 .53 0.25–14.96
20,000–100,000 population Reference
>  100,000 population 1.51 .56 0.38–6.10
  Teaching status None 0.26 .24 0.03–2.38
Academic Reference
University 0.28 .42 0.01–6.30
  Ownership Not-for-profit Reference
Private 2.47 .50 0.18–33.22
  Number of primary cases Continuous 1.02 .12 1.00–1.04
  Years since first certification Continuous 0.91 .46 0.72–1.16
  N patients 6339    
  N centers 13    
  ICC (nullmodel) 0.20 (0.24)    
  1. Note: OR odds ratios, 95 CI 95%-confidence intervals, TIS tumor in situ, DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ, ICC intraclass correlation coefficient