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Table 2 Univariate and multivariate analyses for factors associated with late stage at diagnosis, Puerto Rico 2012

From: Factors associated with late stage at diagnosis among Puerto Rico’s government health plan colorectal cancer patients: a cross-sectional study

Variable Univariate OR (95 % CI) p-value Multivariate AOR (95 % CI) p-value
Age group (years)
 50–54 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 55–59 0.60 (0.25, 1.40) 0.234 0.59 (0.23, 1.53) 0.281
 60–64 0.76 (0.33, 1.75) 0.516 0.86 (0.34, 2.2) 0.75
Sex
 Male 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 Female 0.86 (0.48, 1.57) 0.631 0.92 (0.47, 1.79) 0.802
Marital status
 Unmarried 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 Married 0.65 (0.36, 1.19) 0.161 0.77 (0.4, 1.49) 0.439
Charlson comorbidity index
 0 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 1 1.13 (0.48, 2.68) 0.777 1.04 (0.39, 2.82) 0.933
 ≥2 0.55 (0.26, 1.15) 0.111 0.45 (0.19, 1.03) 0.06
Primary site
 Colon 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 Rectum 0.59 (0.31, 1.11) 0.101 0.48 (0.23, 0.98) 0.045
Type of primary center
 Non FQHC 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 FQHC 0.89 (0.35, 2.28) 0.815 0.7 (0.24, 2.01) 0.504
Delay in diagnosis (days)
 <14 1.50 (0.71, 3.15) 0.290 0.93 (0.39, 2.2) 0.862
 14–59 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 ≥60 2.19 (1.08, 4.45) 0.030 2.94 (1.32, 6.52) 0.008
First visit at ER
 No 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 Yes 2.38 (1.24, 4.59) 0.008 3.48 (1.6, 7.6) 0.002
Region gastroenterologist rate (per 10,000)
 High rate (≥8.00) 1.00 [Reference]   1.00 [Reference]  
 Medium rate (4.00–7.99) 1.47 (0.60, 3.61) 0.41 2.05 (0.73, 5.78) 0.174
 Low rate (0–3.99) 1.17 (0.50, 2.70) 0.72 1.7 (0.64, 4.49) 0.284