|Prevention behaviors||Exercise weekly, OR (95% CI)||Nonsmoker, OR (95% CI)||Eat five servings, OR (95% CI)|
|It seems like almost everything causes cancer||0.92* (0.80-1.06)||0.67† (0.55-0.82)||0.80‡ (0.66-0.97)|
|There's not much a person can do to lower their chances of getting cancer||0.71† (0.59-0.85)||0.96 (0.79-1.18)||0.79* (0.61-1.01)|
|There are so many recommendations…it's hard to know which ones to follow||0.91* (0.79-1.05)||0.79‡ (0.65-0.96)||0.84* (0.69-1.02)|
|Number of observations||5,970||6,045||5,946|
NOTE: Cells contain adjusted odds ratio estimates and 95% confidence intervals for associations between each belief and each outcome using jackknife variance estimation techniques to calculate SEs and 95% confidence intervals. Odds ratios were adjusted for potential confounders (including age, gender, race/ethnicity, household income, education, employment status, marital status, health insurance status, and family cancer history) that were correlated with the prevention behavior in bivariate models at P < 0.25.
Abbreviations: OR, odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.
↵* Denotes that variables that were statistically significant correlates with the behavior (P < 0.05) in “independent” models but became nonsignificant when all three belief items were considered in the same “comprehensive” model.
↵† Denotes odds ratios significantly different from one at P < 0.001 in “comprehensive” models.
↵‡ Denotes odds ratios significantly different from one at P < 0.05 in “comprehensive” models.