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Table 2 Factors associated with having undertaken a prostate specific antigen test in the last five years

From: Prostate specific antigen testing in family practice: a cross sectional survey of self-reported rates of and reasons for testing participation and risk disclosure

  PSA Test in last 5 years Simple regression Multiple regression
Variable   No (n = 105) Yes (n = 215) Odds ratio (95% CI) P-value Odds Ratio (95% CI) P-value
Age group 70+ 29 (32%) 63 (68%)   .   .
  40-49 39 (50%) 39 (50%) 0.46 (0.25, 0.86) 0.0150 0.48 (0.22, 1.04) 0.0619
  50-59 18 (24%) 57 (76%) 1.46 (0.73, 2.9) 0.2839 1.28 (0.58, 2.81) 0.5410
  60-69 19 (25%) 56 (75%) 1.36 (0.69, 2.68) 0.3804 1.5 (0.7, 3.25) 0.2983
Health care/benefits card Yes 26 (32%) 56 (68%)   .   .
  No 79 (33%) 159 (67%) 0.93 (0.55, 1.6) 0.8048 0.92 (0.51, 1.67) 0.7939
Education HSC or below 43 (38%) 69 (62%)   .   .
  TAFE / Diploma 16 (30%) 37 (70%) 1.44 (0.72, 2.9) 0.3057 1.45 (0.68, 3.12) 0.3352
  University / Post Grad 33 (30%) 76 (70%) 1.44 (0.82, 2.51) 0.2048 1.67 (0.88, 3.17) 0.1199
Private health insurance Yes 50 (31%) 112 (69%)   .   .
  No 55 (35%) 103 (65%) 0.84 (0.52, 1.33) 0.4525 0.73 (0.41, 1.3) 0.2788
Number of Chronic conditions Mean (Std) 1.21 (1.131) 1.60 (1.261) 1.32 (1.07, 1.63) 0.0103 1.22 (0.94, 1.58) 0.1295