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Table 3 Risk of patient delay >90 days among women with primary BC in Estonia, 2008–2010

From: Identifying women at risk for delayed presentation of breast cancer: a cross-sectional study in Estonia

  No of patients (row%)a   
  No delay (n = 567) Delay >90 days (n = 119) Crude OR (95% CI) Multivariate ORb(95% CI)
Age at first symptom (years)     
 <50 147 (87.0) 22 (13.0) 1.00 1.00
 50–64 160 (83.8) 31 (16.2) 1.29 (0.72–2.34) 1.94 (1.00–3.75)
 ≥65 260 (79.7) 66 (20.3) 1.70 (1.01–2.86) 2.27 (1.23–4.20)
Year of interview     
 2008 100 (85.5) 17 (14.5) 1.00 1.00
 2009 233 (84.1) 44 (15.9) 1.11 (0.61–2.04) 1.10 (0.58–2.07)
 2010 234 (80.1) 58 (19.9) 1.46 (0.81–2.63) 1.48 (0.79–2.77)
Education     
 University 145 (87.9) 20 (12.1) 1.00 1.00
 Secondary, vocational 322 (82.3) 69 (17.7) 1.55 (0.91–2.65) 1.45 (0.83–2.54)
 Primary, basic 100 (76.9) 30 (23.1) 2.17 (1.17–4.05) 1.57 (0.78–3.13)
Smoking status     
 Non-smokers, ex-smokers 479 (83.9) 92 (16.1) 1.00 1.00
 Current smokers 88 (76.5) 27 (23.5) 1.60 (0.98–2.60) 2.09 (1.21–3.61)
Number of close persons to confide in     
 More than two 304 (80.0) 76 (20.0) 1.00 1.00
 One or two 229 (84.5) 42 (15.5) 0.73 (0.48–1.11) 0.68 (0.44–1.04)
 None 34 (97.1) 1 (2.9) 0.12 (0.02–0.87) 0.09 (0.01–0.67)
Initial symptom     
 Painless breast lump 437 (83.9) 84 (16.1) 1.00 1.00
 Breast pain 54 (84.4) 10 (15.6) 0.96 (0.47–1.97) 0.94 (0.45–1.98)
 Other symptoms 76 (75.2) 25 (24.8) 1.71 (1.03–2.85) 1.84 (1.08–3.16)
Previous benign breast problems     
 No 426 (83.5) 84 (16.5) 1.00 1.00
 Yes 141 (80.1) 35 (19.9) 1.26 (0.81–1.95) 1.65 (1.01–2.67)
Prior mammograms     
 Yes 267 (86.4) 42 (13.6) 1.00 1.00
 No 300 (79.6) 77 (20.4) 1.63 (1.08–2.46) 1.83 (1.13–2.95)
Information on BC during 12 months before initial symptoms     
 From at least two sources 296 (86.3) 47 (13.7) 1.00 1.00
 From one source 161 (83.0) 33 (17.0) 1.29 (0.79–2.10) 1.22 (0.73–2.03)
 None 110 (73.8) 39 (26.2) 2.23 (1.38–3.60) 1.77 (1.05–2.99)
  1. apatients with missing data excluded.
  2. bodds ratio simultaneously adjusted for all variables in the table.