Table 2.

Predictors of mammography maintenance decay

Odds ratio95% CI
    40-49 y1.661.33-2.06
    50+ yReference
    Non-Hispanic black0.990.72-1.35
    Non-Hispanic whiteReference
    Grade 12 or less0.930.72-1.20
    Some college1.130.91-1.41
    College degree or moreReference
Marital status
    Married/living as marriedReference
Perceived financial situation
    Little spare money1.140.45-1.38
    Enough for special thingsReference
Health status*
    Fair or poor1.681.27-2.23
    Excellent or goodReference
Family history of breast cancer
Doctor recommendation for a mammogram in past year*
Satisfaction with previous mammography experience*
    Very satisfiedReference
    Somewhat satisfied/dissatisfied or very dissatisfied1.431.08-1.90
No. of perceived barriers*
    No barriersReference
    1 barrier1.351.05-1.73
    2+ barriers1.481.18-1.86
Self-efficacy in getting a mammogram when due*
    Very confidentReference
    Somewhat/a little/not at all confident1.481.02-2.17
Attitude toward mammography as measured by decisional balance score*1.010.98-1.05
Comparative perceived risk of getting breast cancer*
    Less likely1.030.75-1.41
    About as likely0.930.70-1.22
    More likelyReference
Intentions to get a mammogram when due*
    Very likelyReference
    Somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely or very unlikely2.661.84-3.84
Years adherent to mammography0.840.75-0.95

NOTE: Results of discrete event history analyses are based on data from 1,493 participants and 3,428 person-years. Analysis included all variables in the table. Odds ratios of >1.0 indicate an increased likelihood of maintenance nonadherence.

Abbreviation: 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

  • *Time-varying covariates.

  • P < 0.05.