Table 2.

Multivariable multinomial logistic regression examining associations between personal characteristics and awareness

Multivariable model 1 (n = 2,514)Multivariable model 2 (n = 2,440)
YesDon't knowYesDon't know
CharacteristicOR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Has ever had cancer1.09 (0.71–1.69)1.22 (0.80–1.88)0.96 (0.60–1.53)1.23 (0.82–1.86)
Family history of cancer1.44 (0.91–2.26)1.12 (0.70–1.80)1.26 (0.78–2.06)1.12 (0.69–1.81)
Current smoker0.78 (0.41–1.46)0.90 (0.42–1.90)0.83 (0.44–1.57)0.83 (0.40–1.72)
Female1.16 (0.79–1.71)1.25 (0.80–1.93)1.12 (0.76–1.64)1.32 (0.83–2.08)
Age
 18–39 years old1.01 (0.59–1.70)0.46 (0.22–0.96)0.87 (0.51–1.48)0.47 (0.23–0.95)
 40–59 years old0.89 (0.55–1.45)0.65 (0.43–0.98)0.80 (0.48–1.32)0.63 (0.40–0.97)
 60+ years oldReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
Unemployed1.21 (0.77–1.90)1.36 (0.79–2.33)1.24 (0.79–1.95)1.34 (0.77–2.32)
Education
 ≤ High school degree0.71 (0.44–1.13)1.02 (0.64–1.61)0.81 (0.51–1.31)0.89 (0.57–1.38)
 Some college0.91 (0.61–1.36)1.36 (0.96–1.92)0.94 (0.61–1.45)1.28 (0.88–1.84)
 ≥ College degreeReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
Race
 Black1.20 (0.69–2.07)1.69 (0.98–2.91)1.17 (0.68–1.99)1.59 (0.91–2.76)
 Other1.52 (0.84–2.75)1.40 (0.82–2.39)1.63 (0.87–3.05)1.32 (0.76–2.32)
 WhiteReferenceReferenceReferenceReference
Hispanic1.16 (0.63–2.13)1.44 (0.82–2.53)1.20 (0.64–2.25)1.34 (0.74–2.43)
Health self-efficacy
 Somewhat or not at all confident0.80 (0.48–1.32)2.32 (1.30–4.14)
 Very confident0.87 (0.60–1.28)2.07 (1.37–3.14)
 Completely confidentReferenceReference
Cancer worry
 Very1.12 (0.65–1.92)1.16 (0.58–2.32)
 Somewhat1.54 (1.00–2.38)1.27 (0.84–1.92)
 Not at allReferenceReference
Believes everything causes cancer1.61 (1.08–2.42)1.23 (0.85–1.77)
Believes there is little you can do to decrease cancer risk0.73 (0.50–1.07)1.09 (0.70–1.69)
Has ever looked up information about cancer1.80 (1.27–2.57)0.86 (0.59–1.27)
  • NOTE: Outcome group referent for Model 1 and Model 2 is “No.” Statistical significance indicated in bold (P < 0.05).