Table 1.

Results of logistic regression analyses predicting (a) perceiving a symptom as possibly due to cancer and (b) seeing a doctor about the symptom

Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)P
Experiencing a possible cancer symptom (n = 2,071)
Age0.98 (0.98-0.99)<0.001
Sex
    Female1.00 (1.00)
    Male0.83 (0.63-1.10)0.193
Self-rated health
    Good/very good1.00 (1.00)
    Fair1.71 (1.19-2.46)0.004
    Bad/very bad2.49 (1.50-4.14)<0.001
Symptom knowledge1.09 (1.01-1.17)0.021
Seeing a doctor about the symptom (n = 236)
Age0.98 (0.97-1.00)0.110
Barriers to help-seeking0.74 (0.63-0.87)<0.001