Table 2

Bivariate associations of sociodemographic variables with BRCA1/BRCA2 test use

VariableLevels% receiving test resultsχ2
Age<4582
≥45820.01
Marital statusMarried82
Unmarried820.00
RaceCaucasian831.13
African American71
Education<College graduate77
≥College graduate841.72
ReligionCatholic79
Jewish87
Protestant81
Other772.39
Spiritual faithNot strong/moderately strong87
Very strong766.01a
Affected relatives1–282
3+820.00
Perceived risk—breast cancerLow78
High863.47b
Perceived risk—ovarian cancerLow75
High898.53c
  • a P < 0.05.

  • b P = 0.06.

  • c P < 0.01.