Table 2.

ORs and 95% CIs of Hispanic respondents who reported having health of genetic tests for increased cancer risks in the year 2000 NHIS

Population characteristicsORs* (95% CIs)
All combined
Acculturation factors
    English language preference
        High1.00
        Medium0.66 (0.48-0.90)
        Low0.63 (0.39-1.01)
P for trend = 0.06
    Language of interview
        Only English1.00
        Spanish and English0.52 (0.35-0.78)
        Only Spanish0.60 (0.42-0.86)
P for trend = 0.00
    Born in United States
        Yes1.00
        No0.80 (0.57-1.11)
Demographics
    Hispanic ethnicity
        Mexican American1.00
        Mexican1.25 (0.88-1.77)
        Puerto Rican1.20 (0.78-1.85)
        Cuban/Cuban American1.38 (0.87-2.20)
        Other1.21 (0.82-1.77)
    Education
        >College1.00
        1-4 y of college0.75 (0.48-1.18)
        Completed high school0.41 (0.25-0.67)
        <High school0.33 (0.20-0.54)
P for trend = 0.03
    Age (y)
        25-391.00
        40-591.23 (0.99-1.52)
        60+1.46 (1.04-2.05)
P for trend = 0.00
Family history of cancer
    Parents' history of cancer
        Breast, ovarian, or colorectal cancer1.00
        Other cancers0.84 (0.54-1.29)
        No cancer0.94 (0.61-1.44)
Health care factors
    Time since last saw or talked with a health professional
        <1 y1.00
        >1 y or never1.02 (0.78-1.34)
    Health insurance
        Private or military1.00
        Public0.72 (0.50-1.04)
        None0.86 (0.66-1.13)
Health behaviors and beliefs
    Vitamin supplement use
        Yes1.00
        No0.85 (0.68-1.05)
    Vigorous physical activity
        At least some1.00
        None0.57 (0.46-0.72)
    Perceived cancer occurrence in family
        High1.00
        Medium0.38 (0.23-0.64)
        Low0.53 (0.32-0.86)
P for trend = 0.01
  • * ORs are weighted to the U.S. population and adjusted for covariates in the table.