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Table 1 Association between selected significant factors and appropriate BCS practice

From: Beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer and screening practices among Arab women living in Qatar: a cross-sectional study

    Adjusted OR (95% CI) P value
Predictors of BSE practice (n = 1061)   
Health status (Wald χ2(1) = 6.87)   
  Poor - Fair (reference)   
  Good - Excellent 2.03 (1.20 – 3.44) 0.009*
Is there anything you can do to prevent cancer?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.85 (1.29 – 2.67) 0.001*
Gender of HCP preference (Wald χ2(1) = 6.63)   
  Male or no preference (reference)   
  Female HCP 0.49 (0.29 – 0.85) 0.010*
Why do you think people get cancer – Cancer is hereditary?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.68 (1.09 – 2.57) 0.018*
Model summary   
−2 Log likelihood Cox & Snell R Square Nagelkerke R Square   
814.10 0.04 0.07   
Predictors of CBE practice (n = 1061)   
Is there anything you can do to prevent cancer?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.59 (1.21 – 2.10) 0.001*
Why do people get cancer – God’s punishment?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 0.52 (0.33 – 0.83) 0.006*
Doctor is understandable   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 2.15 (1.55 – 2.98) <0.001*
Gender of HCP preference (Wald χ2(1) = 6.46)   
  Male or no preference (reference)   
  Female HCP 0.56 (0.36 – 0.88) 0.011*
Why do you think people get cancer – Cancer is hereditary?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.73 (1.27 – 2.36) 0.001*
Model summary   
−2 Log likelihood Cox & Snell R Square Nagelkerke R Square   
1229.24 0.08 0.12   
Is there anything you can do to prevent cancer?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.59 (1.11 – 2.26) 0.011*
Why do people get cancer – God’s punishment?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 0.51 (0.28 – 0.95) 0.035*
Doctor is understandable   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.81 (1.18 – 2.79) 0.007
Why do you think people get cancer – Cancer is hereditary?   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 1.68 (1.14 – 2.48) 0.009*
Model summary   
−2 Log     
likelihood Cox & Snell R Square Nagelkerke R Square   
759.89 0.07 0.10   
Predictors for not planning a CBE within the next 12 months (n = 538)   
Fear of knowing you might have cancer   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 0.43 (0.20 – 0.94) 0.034*
Embarrassment   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 0.32 (0.15 – 0.70) 0.004*
Model summary   
−2 Log likelihood Cox & Snell R Square Nagelkerke R Square   
508.83 .06 0.10   
Predictors for not planning a Mammogram (40+ years old, n = 363)   
Fear of knowing you might have cancer   
  No (reference)   
  Yes 0.09 (0.01 – 0.69) 0.021*
Model summary   
−2 Log likelihood Cox & Snell R Square Nagelkerke R Square   
300.88 0.10 .16   
  1. *Significant at 0.05 level.