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Table 3 Prevalence rate ratio (PRR) of having long PCI according to the patient-GP alignment in the first clinical encounter and patient characteristics (n = 3333)

From: Alignment between the patient’s cancer worry and the GP’s cancer suspicion and the association with the interval between first symptom presentation and referral: a cross-sectional study in Denmark

    PRR of having long PCI
Long PCI Unadjusted Adjusteda
N (%) PRR 95% CI PRR 95% CI
Patient (PT)-GP alignment
 1.PT worried, GP suspicious 142 (10.8) 1   1  
 2.PT not worried, GP suspicious 159 (16.6) 1.53 (1.34–1.76) 1.30 (1.12–1.50)
 3.PT worried, GP not suspicious 218 (48.2) 4.47 (3.86–5.18) 3.70 (3.21–4.26)
 4.PT not worried, GP not suspicious 321 (53.1) 4.92 (4.16–5.82) 3.99 (3.34–4.75)
Sex
 Male 513 (31.0) 1   1  
 Female 327 (19.5) 0.65 (0.57–0.73) 0.81 (0.70–0.92)
Age groups (years)
 18–49 67 (15.3) 1   1  
 50–59 127 (23.3) 1.52 (1.19–1.95) 1.13 (0.84–1.53)
 60–69 269 (26.2) 1.71 (1.41–2.08) 1.28 (0.94–1.73)
 70–79 282 (29.2) 1.90 (1.56–2.31) 1.36 (1.02–1.81)
 > 80 95 (26.8) 1.75 (1.40–2.21) 1.45 (1.19–1.76)
Year of diagnosis
 2010 476 (26.1) 1   1  
 2016 364 (24.1) 0.92 (0.92–1.04) 0.89 (0.82–0.96)
Marital status
 Cohabiting/Married 577 (25.6) 1   1  
 Not married 263 (24.4) 0.95 (0.86–1.05) 1.03 (0.96–1.13)
Education
 Short (≤10 years) 284 (28.8) 1   1  
 Medium (11–15 years) 329 (23.8) 0.83 (0.75–0.91) 0.85 (0.78–0.93)
 Long (> 15 years) 218 (24.1) 0.84 (0.75–0.93) 0.92 (0.81–1.02)
Diagnostic difficultyb
 Easy 230 (15.3) 1   1  
 Intermediate 383 (33.2) 2.17 (1.92–2.44) 1.53 (1.37–1.70)
 Hard 189 (36.2) 2.36 (2.09–2.68) 1.67 (1.48–1.87)
Comorbidity (CCIc score)
 None (0) 563 (24.4) 1   1  
 Low (1–2) 183 (27.2) 1.12 (0.93–1.34) 0.95 (0.81–1.12)
 High (2 or more) 41 (30.6) 1.26 (1.04–1.51) 1.01 (0.84–1.22)
  1. Significant results are shown in bold
  2. aAdjusted for sex, age, year of diagnosis, marital status, education, diagnostic difficulty and CCI
  3. b See previous research [13, 28,29,30]
  4. c Charlson Comorbidity Index