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Table 2 Bivariate results for screening rates among patients with survey dataa

From: Using self-reported data on the social determinants of health in primary care to identify cancer screening disparities: opportunities and challenges

  Colorectal cancer Cervical cancer Breast cancer
Overdue for colorectal screening, % Up-to-date for colorectal screening, % p-value Overdue for cervical cancer screening, % Up-to-date for cervical cancer screening, % p-value Overdue for breast cancer screening, % Up-to-date for breast cancer screening, % p-value
TOTAL 821 2207   853 3144   389 1132  
Age categories
 20–29 – – – – <0.0001 16.9 15.1 <0.0001 – – – – 0.141
 30–39 – – – –   25.1 29.7   – – – –  
 40–49 – – – –   19.2 25.3   – – – –  
 50–59 63.3 48.4   19.7 18.8   55.8 51.2  
 60–69 28.6 38.8   19.1 11.0   31.4 36.9  
 70+ years 8.0 12.8   – – – –   12.9 11.8  
 Age, mean (SD) 57.8(6.7) 60.6(6.8) <0.0001 44.5(13.8) 42.7(12.1) <0.0001 59.3(7.3) 60.1(6.7) 0.06
Sex
 Male 47.9 47.1 0.715 – – – – – – – – – – – –
 Female 52.1 52.9   100.0 100.0   100.0 100.0  
Immigrant status
 Foreign-born 37.1 42.6 0.008 43.0 40.3 0.171 42.1 45.3 0.287
 Canadian-born 62.9 57.4   57.0 59.7   57.9 54.7  
Ethnicity
 White 68.6 68.4 0.934 54.9 56.4 0.455 66.7 64.0 0.372
 Other ethnicity 31.4 31.6   45.1 43.6   33.3 36.0  
Neighbourhood income quintile
 Q1 23.3 23.7 0.692 26.3 23.1 0.062 26.0 20.8 0.219
 Q2 14.7 14.8   15.2 16.0   15.9 14.8  
 Q3 15.5 14.7   15.7 15.2   16.7 16.4  
 Q4 15.6 15.8   14.8 15.1   16.2 17.5  
 Q5 22.0 25.2   17.4 21.6   20.3 24.2  
Low-income cut-off, before taxes (LICO-BT)
 Below low-income cut-off 36.7 29.8 0.002 32.7 27.0 0.006 41.5 24.8 <0.0001
 Above low-income cut-off 63.3 70.2   67.3 73.0   58.5 75.2  
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual 83.0 83.4 0.845 91.1 92.8 0.099 93.2 95.4 0.115
 Gay/Bisexual/Lesbian/Queer/Two-Spirit/Other 17.0 16.6   8.9 7.2   6.8 4.6  
What language would you feel most comfortable speaking in with your healthcare provider?
 English 95.3 95.5 0.828 93.9 93.6 0.779 95.6 94.7 0.488
 Other Language 4.7 4.5   6.1 6.4   4.4 5.3  
Housing
 Own Home 49.1 56.3 <0.0001 40.1 48.6 <0.0001 49.0 60.6 <0.0001
 Renting Home 36.0 33.2   50.6 44.2   33.6 31.1  
 Other 14.9 10.5   9.3 7.2   17.4 8.3  
  1. aScreening rates reported as column percentages
  2. Statistically significant p-values were bolded