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Table 2 Demographic and socio-economic predictors of attendance at breast screening. Numbers in bold indicate odds ratios that were significant at the p < 0.05 level

From: Using record linkage to monitor equity and variation in screening programmes

   Model 1* Model 2* Model 3* Model 4* Model 5*
Age at census ≤ 49 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  50-54 1.52 (1.41-1.64) 1.51 (1.40-1.63) 1.55 (1.43-1.67) 1.56 (1.44-1.69) 1.57 (1.45-1.70)
  55-59 1.38 (1.28-1.50) 1.38 (1.27-1.49) 1.43 (1.32-1.55) 1.46 (1.34-1.58) 1.47 (1.36-1.60)
  60-64 1.04 (0.96-1.13) 1.06 (0.97-1.15) 1.12 (1.03-1.21) 1.13 (1.03-1.22) 1.13 (1.04-1.23)
Marital Status Married 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
  Never married 0.57 (0.52-0.62) 0.57 (0.52-0.62) 0.75 (0.69-0.82) 0.75 (0.68-0.82) 0.74 (0.67-0.81)
  Sep/Wid/Div 0.60 (0.56-0.63) 0.60 (0.56-0.63) 0.84 (0.79-0.90) 0.84 (0.79-0.90) 0.84 (0.79-0.90)
National Statistics Socio-economic Classification H/L Prof/Manual 1.00   1.00 1.00 1.00
  Intermediate 1.00 (0.92-1.10)   1.01 (0.93-1.10) 1.00 (0.93-1.10) 1.03 (0.94-1.12)
  Own Account 1.03 (0.91-1.16)   0.98 (0.87-1.11) 0.98 (0.87-1.11) 0.93 (0.82-1.05)
  Lower Supervisory 0.90 (0.81-1.01)   1.07 (0.95-1.21) 1.09 (0.96-1.22) 1.07 (0.95-1.20)
  Routine 0.84 (0.79-0.89)   1.03 (0.96-1.11) 1.04 (0.96-1.12) 1.02 (0.94-1.10)
  Other-U/E 0.52 (0.47-0.57)   0.77 (0.69-0.86) 0.78 (0.70-0.87) 0.74 (0.66-0.82)
Car Access 2 and over 1.00   1.00 1.00 1.00
  1 car 0.74 (0.70-0.78)   0.84 (0.79-0.89) 0.85 (0.80-0.90) 0.89 (0.84-0.95)
  No car 0.37 (0.35-0.39)   0.56 (0.51-0.61) 0.58 (0.53-0.63) 0.63 (0.58-0.69)
Housing tenure Owner 1.00   1.00 1.00 1.00
  Private rent 0.57 (0.51-0.65)   0.71 (0.63-0.80) 0.72 (0.64-0.81) 0.68 (0.61-0.77)
  Social rent 0.44 (0.42-0.47)   0.64 (0.60-0.69) 0.66 (0.62-0.71) 0.67 (0.63-0.73)
Education Degree+ 1.00   1.00 1.00 1.00
  To A-Level 0.91 (0.79-1.05)   0.92 (0.79-1.06) 0.92 (0.80-1.07) 0.92 (0.79-1.06)
  To GCSE 1.05 (0.96-1.15)   1.08 (0.98-1.19) 0.99 (0.97-1.19) 1.06 (0.97-1.17)
  None 0.80 (0.74-0.87)   1.00 (0.91-1.10) 1.02 (0.92-1.12) 0.99 (0.90-1.09)
General Health Good 1.00    1.00 1.00
  Fairly good 0.89 (0.84-0.94)    1.00 (0.94-1.06) 1.00 (0.94-1.06)
  Not good 0.61 (0.58-0.65)    0.79 (0.72-0.86) 0.81 (0.74-0.89)
Limiting long term illness No 1.00    1.00 1.00
  Yes 0.72 (0.68-0.75)    1.01 (0.94-1.09) 1.01 (0.94-1.08)
Residence Urban 1.00     1.00
  Intermediate 1.59 (1.51-1.68)     1.56 (1.47-1.65)
  Rural 1.83 (1.72-1.94)     1.54 (1.45-1.64)
  1. *Model 1 – age only adjustment. Model 2 – adjustment for age and marital status. Model 3 – adjustment for age, marital status and socio-economic status. Model 4 – adjustment for age, marital status, socio-economic status and health status. Model 5 – adjustment for age, marital status, socio-economic status, health status and area of residence.