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Table 2 The result of univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis on patient delay

From: Delayed presentation in breast cancer: a study in Iranian women

  ≤ 3 months (n = 142) > 3 months (n = 48) Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  No. (%) No. (%) OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
Age groups (years)       
<35 20 (14.1) 5 (10.4) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
35–44 43 (30.3) 11 (22.9) 1.0 (0.31–3.3) 0.97 1.5 (0.40–5.8) 0.54
45–54 55 (38.7) 17 (35.4) 1.2 (0.40–3.8) 0.71 1.2 (0.33–4.1) 0.82
≥55 24 (16.9) 15 (31.3) 2.5 (0.77–8.1) 0.13 1.3 (0.34–5.4) 0.67
Marital status       
Married 121 (85.2) 31 (64.6) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Single 5 (3.5) 3 (6.3) 2.3 (0.53–10.3) 0.26 1.2 (0.15–9.5) 0.86
Widowed/divorced 16 (11.3) 14 (29.2) 3.4 (1.5–7.7) 0.003 3.7 (1.5–9.7) 0.007
Education levels       
Secondary/Higher education 51 (35.9) 5 (10.4) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Primary 55 (38.7) 23 (47.9) 4.2 (1.5–12.1) 0.006 4.6 (1.4–14.7) 0.01
Illiterate 36 (25.4) 20 (41.7) 5.7 (1.9–16.5) 0.001 5.2 (1.5–17.7) 0.009
Number of children       
None 12 (8.5) 8 (16.7) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
1–3 71 (50.0) 17 (35.4) 0.36 (0.13–1.0) 0.05 0.43 (0.10–1.9) 0.26
≥ 4 59 (41.5) 23 (47.9) 0.58 (0.21–1.6) 0.30 0.48 (0.13–2.0) 0.32
Family history of breast cancer       
No 105 (73.9) 41 (85.4) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 37 (26.1) 7 (14.6) 2.1 (0.85–5.0) 0.11 2.8 (1.1–7.7) 0.04
History of benign breast disease       
Yes 24 (16.9) 10 (20.8) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
No 118 (83.1) 38 (79.2) 0.77 (0.34–1.7) 0.54 0.66 (0.25–1.7) 0.39
First symptom seen       
Lump 122 (85.9) 45 (93.8) 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Other 20 (14.1) 3 (6.3) 0.41 (0.11–1.4) 0.16 0.51 (0.13–2.0) 0.34